H.R. 684 (111th): Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 26, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 330 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 27, 2009

Sponsor
Robert “Marion” Berry
Representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 26, 2009
Length
17 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3932 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 23, 2007

S. 330 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 27, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 26, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 26, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 26, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare Program.

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Cosponsors
28 cosponsors (28D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

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1/26/2009--Introduced.
Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2009 - Amends part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for: (1) establishment of one or more Medicare operated prescription drug plan options; and (2) an appeals process for denials of benefits under a Medicare operated prescription drug plan.

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