To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to add a new set of measures to the 5-star rating system under the Medicare Advantage program in order to encourage increased access to biosimilar biological products.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 20th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 8, 2019
Length: 4 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on October 8, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Tonko Votes on Landmark Bill to Lower Drug Costs”
— Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2019
“Tonko Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for American Consumers”
— Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] (Sponsor) on Oct 15, 2019
Oct 8, 2019
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Apr 26, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2855 (117th).
H.R. 4629 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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