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Q: Medicare drug payment legislation ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Medicare drug payment legislation
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: honcho5-ga
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Posted: 25 Jun 2003 17:26 PDT
Expires: 25 Jul 2003 17:26 PDT
Question ID: 221783
Where on line can I read the Senate and House pending bills on
Medicare drug payment? Are there readable summaries that outline all
the points, not just the major ones in the newspaper, about these
Subject: Re: Medicare drug payment legislation
Answered By: knowledge_seeker-ga on 25 Jun 2003 18:36 PDT
Hi honcho5,

Yes, you can read the full bills and summaries of them online courtesy
of the US Government Printing Office.

I can't point you directly to the bill you want (there are many and
I'm not sure exactly which one you're after), but I can walk you
through the process of getting to them so you can peruse them
yourself. .

Go here:


Select which Congress you want (the 108th congress is currently

Type in your search term. I used:  MEDICARE AND DRUG AND PAYMENT


I got 40 returns for my search. The first one was:

S. 1 (rs) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make
improvements in the medicare program, to provide prescription drug
coverage under the medicare program, and for other purposes. [Reported
in Senate]

You'll see that each Bill title is followed by links to TEXT, SUMMARY,
and PDF document. Here are direct links to the text and summary of the
one I cited above.


TEXT  (long, loads slowly)

This page will explain the different codes and abbreviations used in
the Bills—


So that should be everything you need to read the actual content and
summaries of the Bills you are interested in.

If anything I've said isn't clear, or any of the links don't work, let
me know and I'll be happy to clarify.

Thanks so much for your question!


Search term: 

Bills Congress
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