H. R. 5877
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 23, 2008
Ms. Hirono (for herself, Mr. Waxman, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Slaughter, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Engel, Ms. Solis, Ms. Hooley, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Fortuño, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Kagen, Mr. Honda, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Baird, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Watson, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Hare, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Wexler, and Mrs. Boyda of Kansas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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
To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for the shingles vaccine under the Medicare Program.
This Act may be cited as the
Addition of the Shingles Vaccine under the Medicare program
Section 1861 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x) is amended—
(s)(10)(A), by striking
pneumococcal vaccine and its administration
and, and inserting
pneumococcal vaccine and its administration,
shingles vaccine and its administration, and; and
in subsection (ww)(2)(A), by inserting
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to shingles vaccines furnished on or after January 1 of the first year beginning more than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.