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H.R. 2999 (115th): Patients’ Access to Treatments Act of 2017

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To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to limit co-payment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty drug tier to the dollar amount (or its equivalent) of such requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a non-preferred brand drug tier, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

David McKinley

Sponsor. Representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Jun 22, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 22, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Medical Life Science News: Reintroduction of PATA could improve patient access to life-saving drugs
    — Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1] (Sponsor) on Jun 27, 2017

Butterfield Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Lifesaving Medicine
    — Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 22, 2017

McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Lifesaving Medicine
    — Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1] (Sponsor) on Jun 22, 2017

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History

Jun 22, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 2999 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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