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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 588

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage 
  under the Medicare Program of immunosuppressive drugs for Medicare 
 beneficiaries who receive an organ transplant without regard to when 
                      the transplant was received.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            February 5, 2003

Mr. LaTourette introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy 
    and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage 
  under the Medicare Program of immunosuppressive drugs for Medicare 
 beneficiaries who receive an organ transplant without regard to when 
                      the transplant was received.

    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 ``Medicare Fairness for Organ 
Transplant Recipients Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. COVERAGE OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE DRUGS FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES 
              WITHOUT REGARD TO WHEN AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT OCCURRED.

    (a) In General.--Section 1861(s)(2)(J) of the Social Security Act 
(42 U.S.C. 1395x(s)(2)(J)) is amended by striking ``for which payment 
is made under this title''.
    (b) Stylistic Amendment.--Such section is further amended by 
striking the comma after ``furnished''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to drugs furnished on or after the date of the enactment of this 
Act.
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