Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2017 (HR 2589 / S 1197, 115th Congress)

The Policy

What it does

Waives the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington’s disease.

Synopsis

HR 2589 / S 1197, the Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2017, would waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington’s disease. This bill is textually similar to HR 842 / S 968 (114th Congress) (SciPol brief available), although the current bill does not contain any language about updating the medical evaluation criteria for individuals with Huntington's disease applying for Social Security benefits.

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