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H.R. 2531: Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equality Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of May 18, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2531

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply Medicare part B deemed enrollment process to residents of Puerto Rico.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equality Act of 2017.

2.

Application of part B deemed enrollment process to residents of Puerto Rico

(a)

In general

Section 1837(f)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395p(f)(3)) is amended by striking , exclusive of Puerto Rico.

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to individuals whose initial enrollment period under section 1837(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395p(d)) begins on or after October 1, 2017.