H.R.11150 - A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include dental care, eye care, dentures, eyeglasses, and hearing aids among the benefits provided by the insurance program established by part B of such title, and for other purposes.95th Congress (1977-1978)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hillis, Elwood H. [R-IN-5] (Introduced 02/24/1978)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Interstate and Foreign Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/24/1978 Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.11150 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/24/1978)
Amends Title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to permit payment for eye care, eyeglasses, hearing aids and related examinations, dental care and dentures under the supplementary medical insurance program.
Increases the government contribution to the Federal Supplementary Insurance Trust Fund by twice the amount of premiums that are presently paid into the Fund each month, while decreasing the portion of the Fund comprised fo premiums from one-half to one-third.
Excludes from the coverage of the supplementary medical insurance program expenses relating to referrals of individuals by a doctor of optometry for the diagnosis or detection of eye diseases.