HR 718

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 718

To require the Commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical and evaluation criteria for determining disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's Disease.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2011

Mr. FILNER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To require the Commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical and evaluation criteria for determining disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's Disease.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. REVISION OF MEDICAL AND EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING DISABILITY CAUSED BY ADULT-ONSET AND JUVENILE HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE.

SEC. 4. WAIVER OF 24-MONTH WAITING PERIOD FOR COVERAGE UNDER MEDICARE PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE.

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