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H.R. 1046: Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2019

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices of prescription drugs furnished under part D of the Medicare program.

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Sponsor and status

Lloyd Doggett

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 35th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Feb 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Feb 7, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 7, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Congressional Progressive Caucus Announces Endorsement of H.R. 1046, The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act
    — Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35] (Sponsor) on Apr 29, 2019

Congressman Al Green Met with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Houston for Health Care Weekend of Action
    — Rep. Al Green [D-TX9] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 14, 2019

Rep. Antonio Delgado Cosponsors Bills to Empower Medicare to Negotiate Prescription Drug Costs, Urges Support in House Floor Speech
    — Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 7, 2019

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Feb 7, 2019

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Sep 25, 2019
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