H.R.1708 - Ending the Medicare Disability Waiting Period Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] (Introduced 03/25/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||03/26/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1708 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/25/2009)
Ending the Medicare Disability Waiting Period Act of 2009 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) phase out the waiting period for disabled individuals to become eligible for benefits under SSA title XVIII (Medicare); and (2) eliminate the waiting period for individuals with life-threatening conditions to become eligible for such benefits.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to request the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences to study the range of disability conditions that can be delayed or prevented if individuals receive access to health care services and coverage before a condition reaches disability levels.