S. 1365: Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act

Introduced:
Jul 25, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Bill Nelson
Senior Senator from Florida
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 25, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2827 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 25, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jul 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 25, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for fair application of the exceptions process for drugs in tiers in formularies in prescription drug plans under Medicare part D.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
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7/25/2013--Introduced.
Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act - Amends part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, with respect to a prescription drug plan (PDP) that provides for any tiered cost-sharing within a formulary (including a structure that provides for different co-payment or coinsurance amounts for drugs in different tiers included within the formulary), to authorize a Medicare part D eligible individual enrolled in the plan to request an exception to the tiered cost-sharing structure.
States that in no case may the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) allow a PDP sponsor to make any formulary tier of the tiered cost-sharing structure (including a formulary tier used for very high cost or unique items) ineligible for lower-cost sharing through an exception.

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