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H.R. 4649: Capping Drug Costs for Seniors Act of 2019

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a cap on beneficiary liability under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

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Steven Horsford

Sponsor. Representative for Nevada's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2019
Length: 26 pages
Oct 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 11, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 11, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Congressman Steven Horsford Passes Historic Drug Pricing Legislation to Lower Costs for Nevadans
    — Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2019

Congresswoman Kendra Horn Introduces Legislation to Cap Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Expenses
    — Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 15, 2019

Congressman Steven Horsford Defends Four Bills to Lower Health Care Costs and Drug Prices in Ways and Means Committee
    — Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4] (Sponsor) on Oct 22, 2019

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Oct 11, 2019

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