S. 1206 (112th): Medicare Drug Savings Act of 2011

Introduced:
Jun 15, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John “Jay” Rockefeller IV
Senior Senator from West Virginia
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 15, 2011
Length
15 pages
Related Bills
S. 740 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 16, 2013

H.R. 2190 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 15, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 15, 2011
Referred to Committee Jun 15, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to provide drug rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income individuals under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program.

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Cosponsors
13 cosponsors (12D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Finance

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/15/2011--Introduced.
Medicare Drug Savings Act of 2011 - Amends part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to require drug manufacturers to pay the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) drug rebates for rebate eligible (low-income) individuals. Excludes from Medicare coverage as a part D drug any drug or biological manufactured by a manufacturer that has not entered into and have in effect a rebate agreement with the Secretary.
Requires a rebate agreement to require a drug or biological manufacturer to provide to the Secretary a rebate, determined according to a specified formula, for each rebate period ending after December 31, 2011, for any covered Medicare part D drug dispensed after that date to any rebate eligible individual for which payment was made by a prescription drug plan (PDP) sponsor or MedicareAdvantage (MA) organization for such period.
Specifies a formula for determination of Medicaid rebate amounts for such drugs or biologicals.
Amends SSA title XIX (Medicaid) to exclude any amounts paid under a rebate agreement from the determination of best price and average manufacturer price under the Medicaid program.

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