H.R. 1357 (112th): Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2011

Apr 04, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Pedro Pierluisi
Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large
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Apr 04, 2011
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H.R. 670 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013


This bill was introduced on April 4, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 04, 2011
Referred to Committee Apr 04, 2011
Full Title

To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to change the rules relating to enrollment of residents of Puerto Rico under part B of the Medicare program.


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Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the enrollment of residents of Puerto Rico under part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) to: (1) extend to three years the initial enrollment period; and (2) limit the Medicare part B late enrollment penalty.
Directs the Administrator of Social Security to implement a plan to: (1) better inform individuals residing in Puerto Rico who are potential beneficiaries under Medicare part B about their eligibility to enroll and of the consequences of late enrollment; and (2) facilitate the enrollment of those desiring to so enroll.

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