A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit health plans and pharmacy benefit managers from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding the prices for certain drugs and biologicals.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Michigan. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 3, 2018
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 10, 2018
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 10, 2018.
What legislators are saying
“Heller-Backed Bills to Help Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs Now Headed to the Presidents Desk”
— Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 25, 2018
Mar 14, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 4, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Sep 25, 2018
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Oct 10, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
S. 2553 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2553. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
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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