S. 44 (112th): Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2011


Jan 25, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Amy Klobuchar

Senator from Minnesota



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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2011
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.

Summary (CRS)

1/25/2011--Introduced.Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2011 - Amends part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 25, 2011

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 44”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (7D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 117 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013

H.R. 2248 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 21, 2011

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