H.R. 4 (110th): Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jan 05, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 3 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Apr 18, 2007

Sponsor
John Dingell
Representative for Michigan's 15th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 12, 2007
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 3 (Related)
Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Apr 18, 2007

H.R. 4 (Related)
Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007

Passed House
Last Action: Jan 12, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 12, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2007
Passed House Jan 12, 2007
 
Full Title

To amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.

Summary

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Votes
Jan 12, 2007 2:22 p.m.
Passed 255/170

Cosponsors
198 cosponsors (197D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

House Ways and Means

Senate Finance

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1/12/2007--Passed House without amendment.
Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate with pharmaceutical manufacturers the prices that may be charged to prescription drug plan sponsors and Medicare Advantage organizations for covered part D drugs for part D eligible individuals enrolled under a prescription drug plan or under a Medicare Advantage prescription drug (MA-PD) plan.

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