H.R.842 - Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] (Introduced 02/10/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/27/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.842 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/10/2015)
Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2015
Directs the Commissioner of Social Security, for purposes of determining cognitive, behavioral, and physical disability under titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) of the Social Security Act (SSAct), to amend specified Listings of Impairments by providing medical and evaluation criteria for Huntington's Disease.
Amends SSAct title II to waive the 24-month waiting period for coverage under the program under SSAct title XVIII (Medicare) for individuals diagnosed with Huntington's Disease.