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Text of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Enrollment Extension Act of 2005

This bill was introduced on February 8, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 8, 2006 (Introduced).

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109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4723

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2006

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the 2006 open enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug plans and MA–PD plans through September 30, 2006.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Enrollment Extension Act of 2005.

2.

Extension of the 2006 open enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug plans and MA–PD plans

(a)

Extension of open enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug plans

Section 1860D–1(b)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–101(b)(2)(A)) is amended by inserting , except that such period shall continue through September 30, 2006 before the period.

(b)

Application to MA–PD plans

Section 1851(e)(3)(B)(iii) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–21(e)(3)(B)(iii)) is amended by inserting , except that in the case of an MA–PD plan, such period shall continue though September 30, 2006 after May 15, 2006.