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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6114

 To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the waiting 
  periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for 
   individuals with metastatic breast cancer, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 14, 2018

Mr. King of New York (for himself, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Faso, Mr. 
   Fitzpatrick, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. 
 Zeldin, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Kilmer, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Wilson of Florida, 
  Mr. Nadler, Mr. Donovan, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. 
 Velazquez, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Meeks, Ms. 
 Moore, Mr. Engel, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Ms. Meng, Ms. 
   Esty of Connecticut, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Peterson, Mr. 
Keating, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Grothman, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Kind, Mr. Brendan 
F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, and Mr. Ted Lieu 
of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the waiting 
  periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for 
   individuals with metastatic breast cancer, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to 
Care Act''.

SEC. 2. ELIMINATION OF WAITING PERIOD FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH METASTATIC 
              BREAST CANCER.

    (a) In General.--Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
423) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), in the matter following 
                subparagraph (E), by striking ``or (ii)'' and inserting 
                ``(ii) in the case of an individual who has been 
                medically determined to have metastatic breast cancer, 
                for each month beginning with the first month during 
                all of which the individual is under a disability and 
                in which the individual becomes entitled to such 
                insurance benefits, or (iii)''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)(B), by inserting ``or (iii)'' 
                after ``clause (ii)''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply with respect to applications for disability insurance benefits 
filed after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. WAIVER OF 24-MONTH WAITING PERIOD FOR MEDICARE COVERAGE OF 
              INDIVIDUALS WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER.

    (a) In General.--Section 226(h) of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 426(h)) is amended by inserting ``or metastatic breast cancer'' 
after ``amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to benefits for months beginning after the date of the enactment 
of this Act.
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