S. 1396: Value-Based Insurance Design Seniors Copayment Reduction Act of 2015

A bill to establish a demonstration program requiring the utilization of Value-Based Insurance Design in order to demonstrate that reducing the copayments or coinsurance charged to Medicare beneficiaries for selected high-value prescription medications and clinical services can increase their utilization and ultimately improve clinical outcomes, enhance beneficiary satisfaction, and lower health care expenditures.

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May 20, 2015


Referred to Committee on May 20, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 20, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota



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Last Updated: May 20, 2015
Length: 12 pages


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May 20, 2015

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S. 1396 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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