S. 323: Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 13, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 1428 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 09, 2013

H.R. 1325 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 21, 2013

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Sponsor
Richard Durbin
Senior Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Feb 13, 2013
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
S. 1454 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 29, 2011

H.R. 1428 (Related)
Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 09, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

0% 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 provide for extended months of Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions.

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Cosponsors
15 cosponsors (11D, 3R, 1I) (show)
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2/13/2013--Introduced.
Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2013 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Benefits) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to extend the months of coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients.
Amends SSA title XVIII (Medicare) to make eligible for enrollment in Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance), solely for the purpose of such drug coverage, every individual whose insurance benefits under Medicare part A (Hospital Insurance) have ended by reason of a kidney transplant or the end of any requirement for a regular course of dialysis.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to determine a monthly premium rate for such individuals equal to 35% of the monthly actuarial rate for enrollees age 65 and over. Prescribes a formula for detemination of a government contribution to such a premium.

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