H.R. 6392 (112th): Negotiating for Seniors Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 13, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6392

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 13, 2012

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

A BILL

To amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered part D drug prices, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Negotiating for Seniors Act.

2.

Repeal of Medicare part D noninterference provision

(a)

In general

Section 1860D–11 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–111) is amended by striking subsection (i) (relating to noninterference).

(b)

Use of savings

Any savings to the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act resulting from the amendment made by subsection (a) shall be used only for purposes of the Medicare program.

(c)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect as of the date of the enactment of this Act and shall first apply to negotiations and prices for plan years beginning on January 1, 2013.