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

Introduced:
Jan 25, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 2248 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 21, 2011

Sponsor
Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 25, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
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

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Jan 25, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 25, 2011
 
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.

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Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (7D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Finance

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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 of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate with pharmaceutical manufacturers the prices that may be charged to Medicare part D prescription drug plan (PDP) sponsors and MedicareAdvantage (MA) organizations for covered part D drugs for part D eligible individuals who are enrolled under a PDP or under an MA-Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan.

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