H. R. 398
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 9, 2009
Mr. Crowley (for himself, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Dent, and Mr. Schiff) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to restore and protect access to Medicaid discount drug prices for university-based and safety-net clinics.
This Act may be cited as the
Prevention Through Affordable Access Act of 2009.
Restoring and Protecting Access to Discount Drug Prices for University-Based and Safety-Net Clinics
Restoring nominal pricing
Section 1927(c)(1)(D)(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r–8(c)(1)(D)(i)) is amended—
by redesignating subclause (IV) as subclause (VI); and
by inserting after subclause (III) the following new subclauses:
An entity that is operated by a health center of an institution of higher education, the primary purpose of which is to provide health services to students of that institution.
An entity that is a public or private nonprofit entity that provides a service or services described under section 1001(a) of the Public Health Service Act.
The amendments made by this section shall be effective as of the date of the enactment of this Act.