PUBLIC LAW 89-97-JULY 30, 1965
TITLE I—HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE AGED AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SHORT TITLE
Health insurAged Act. a n c e for the
gj,(,. iQO. This title may be cited as the "Health Insurance for A J A j.« the Aged Act". AT,
PART 1—HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR THE AGED ENTITLEMENT TO HOSPITAL INSURANCE BENEFITS
11 f.?'- 1362.
42 USC 401-425.
SEC. 101. Title II of the Social Security Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: a. ENTITLEMENT TO HOSPITAL INSURANCE BENEFITS
42 USC 40 2. Post, p. 291.
Post. pp. 335, 340.
"SEC. 226. (a) Every individual who— " (1) has attained the age of 65, and "(2) is entitled to monthly insurance benefits under section 202 or is a qualified railroad retirement beneficiary, shall be entitled to hospital insurance benefits under part A of title X VIII for each month for which he meets the condition specified in paragraph (2), beginning with the first month after June 1966 for which he meets the conditions specified in paragraphs (1) and (2). " (b) For purposes of subsection (a) — "(1) entitlement of an individual to hospital insurance benefits for a month shall consist of entitlement to have payment made under, and subject to the limitations in, part A of title X VIII on his behalf for inpatient hospital services, post-hospital extended care services, post-hospital home health services, and outpatient hospital diagnostic services (as such terms are defined in part C of title X VIII) furnished him in the United States (or outside the United States in the case of inpatient hospital services furnished under the conditions described in section 1814(f)) during such month; except that (A) no such payment may be made for post-hospital extended care services furnished before January 1967, and (B) no such payment may be made for posthospital extended care services or post-hospital home health services unless the discharge from the hospital required to qualify such services for payment under part A of title X VIII occurred after June 30, 1966, or on or after the first day of the month in which he attains age 65, whichever is later; and "(2) an individual shall be deemed entitled to monthly insurance benefits under section 202, or to be a qualified railroad retirement beneficiary, for the month in which he died if he would have been entitled to such benefits, or would have been a qualified railroad retirement beneficiary, for such month had he died in the next month. "(c) For purposes of this section, the term 'qualified railroad retirement beneficiary' means an individual whose name has been certified to the Secretary by the Railroad Retirement Board under section 21 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937. A n individual shall cease to be a qualified railroad retirement beneficiary at the close of the month preceding the month which is certified by the