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H.R. 6733 (115th): Know the Cost Act of 2018

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To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit group health plans, health insurance issuers, prescription drug plan sponsors, and Medicare Advantage organizations from limiting certain information on drug prices.

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Sponsor and status

Buddy Carter

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 7, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Sep 7, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 13, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Burgess Praises House Passage of Bills to Boost Preparedness and Support Critical Health Priorities
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 25, 2018

Dont Keep Patients in the Dark on Drug Prices: Bipartisan Legislation to End Gag Clauses Passes Energy and Commerce Committee
    — Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 13, 2018

Rush Statement at Full Committee Markup of Health and Energy Bills
    — Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1] on Sep 13, 2018

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Sep 7, 2018

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Sep 13, 2018
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H.R. 6733 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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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