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H.R. 6641: COST Act

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To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit health insurance issuers, group health plans, Medicare Advantage organizations, and prescription drug plan sponsors from limiting drug price information a pharmacy may give to a consumer.

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Sponsor and status

Erik Paulsen

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2018
Length: 8 pages
Introduced:

Jul 31, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Jul 31, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 31, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jul 31, 2018
 
Introduced

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H.R. 6641 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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