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S. 2553 (115th): Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit Medicare part D plans from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding the prices for certain drugs and biologicals.

Sponsor and status

Debbie Stabenow

Sponsor. Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Mar 14, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 10, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 10, 2018.

Law
Pub.L. 115-262
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Stabenow Bill to Crack Down on Gag Clauses that Force Customers to Pay More at the Pharmacy Counter
    — Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI] (Sponsor) on Sep 7, 2018

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

Cramer: house passes legislation addressing bioterrorism threats and access to prescription information
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Sep 26, 2018

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History

Mar 14, 2018
 
Introduced

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 21, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Sep 25, 2018
 
Passed House

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.

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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