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S. 1999: Improving Low Income Access to Prescription Drugs Act of 2019

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide transitional coverage and retroactive Medicare part D coverage for certain low-income beneficiaries.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Pennsylvania. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Jun 27, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 27, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 27, 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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Jun 27, 2019

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S. 1999 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1999. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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