January 16, 2002


The President Signs H.R. 3061, Making Appropriations
For the Departments of Labor, HHS and Education, FY 2002

On January 10, 2002, President Bush signed into law H.R. 3061 (Public Law 107-116), Making Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, HHS and Education, FY 2002. The bill includes the following provisions of interest to SSA:

  • Provides that any previously appropriated funds unobligated as of the end of fiscal year 2001 are available to continue the evaluation of SSA's demonstration projects to promote Medicare buy-in programs
  • Provides--in the description of the conference agreement--that $7 million of the funds appropriated for the Supplemental Security Income program are to be used for outreach efforts under section 1144 of the Social Security Act to identify individuals who may be eligible for Medicare cost sharing under the Medicaid program.