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H.R. 518 (ih) To sunset the provisions of subchapters II and III of chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code, and chapter 2 of Public Law 91-508. [Introduced in House] ...
108th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5189 To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend Medicare cost- sharing for the Medicare part B premium for qualifying individuals through September 2005. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 30, 2004 Mr. Israel (for himself, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Bishop of New York, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. King of New York, and Mrs. Lowey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend Medicare cost- sharing for the Medicare part B premium for qualifying individuals through September 2005. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF MEDICARE COST-SHARING FOR THE MEDICARE PART B PREMIUM FOR QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS. (a) In General.--Section 1902(a)(10)(E)(iv) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(E)(iv)) is amended by striking ``2004'' and inserting ``2005''. (b) Total Amount Available for Allocation.--Section 1933(g) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396u-3(g)) is amended to read as follows: ``(g) Special Rules.-- ``(1) In general.--With respect to each period described in paragraph (2), a State shall select qualifying individuals, subject to paragraph (3), and provide such individuals with assistance, in accordance with the provisions of this section as in effect with respect to calendar year 2003, except that for such purpose-- ``(A) references in the preceding subsections of this section to a year, whether fiscal or calendar, shall be deemed to be references to such period; and ``(B) the total allocation amount under subsection (c) for such period shall be the amount described in paragraph (2) for that period. ``(2) Periods and total allocation amounts described.--For purposes of this subsection-- ``(A) for the period that begins on January 1, 2004, and ends on September 30, 2004, the total allocation amount is $300,000,000; ``(B) for the period that begins on October 1, 2004, and ends on December 31, 2004, the total allocation amount is $100,000,000; and ``(C) for the period that begins on January 1, 2005, and ends on September 30, 2005, the total allocation amount is $300,000,000. ``(3) Rules for periods that begin after january 1.--For any specific period described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2), the following applies: ``(A) The specific period shall be treated as a continuation of the immediately preceding period in that calendar year for purposes of applying subsection (b)(2) and qualifying individuals who received assistance in the last month of such immediately preceding period shall be deemed to be selected for the specific period (without the need to complete an application for assistance for such period). ``(B) The limit to be applied under subsection (b)(3) for the specific period shall be the same as the limit applied under such subsection for the immediately preceding period. ``(C) The ratio to be applied under subsection (c)(2) for the specific period shall be the same as the ratio applied under such subsection for the immediately preceding period.''. <all>
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