Proposed Bill: Stop the Wait Act

October 23, 2019

I am very encouraged by a new bill proposed in Senate:  Stop the Wait Act (H.R. 4386 and S. 2496).

This bill would eliminate the five month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits immediately and gradually phase out the additional 24-month waiting period for Medicare coverage for SSDI beneficiaries. The lead sponsor in the Senate is Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and the lead sponsors in the House of Representatives are Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1). The Senate bill has five additional cosponsors at the time this article was written, and the House bill has 34.

 

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