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S. 251: Protecting Medicare from Executive Action Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 1, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 251

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 1, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Heinrich, and Ms. Stabenow) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board in order to ensure that it cannot be used to undermine the Medicare entitlement for beneficiaries.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Medicare from Executive Action Act of 2017.

2.

Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board

(a)

Repeal

Section 1899A of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395kkk) is repealed.

(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Lobbying cooling-off period

Paragraph (3) of section 207(c) of title 18, United States Code, is repealed.

(2)

GAO study and report

Section 3403(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 1395kkk–1) is repealed.

(3)

MedPAC review and comment

Section 1805(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395b–6(b)) is amended—

(A)

by striking paragraph (4);

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (5) through (8) as paragraphs (4) through (7), respectively; and

(C)

by redesignating the paragraph (9) that was redesignated by section 3403(c)(1) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) as paragraph (8).

(4)

Name change

Section 10320(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) is repealed.

(5)

Rule of construction

Section 10320(c) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) is repealed.