H. R. 4917
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 23, 2010
Mr. Schauer 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 D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit mid-year changes in the formularies of Medicare Part D plans.
No mid-year formulary changes permitted
1860D–4(b)(3)(E) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–104(b)(3)(E)) is
amended by inserting
and only at the beginning of a plan year
before the period.
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2011.