IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 9, 2019
Ms. Klobuchar (for herself, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Booker, Mr. Brown, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Cardin, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Duckworth, Mrs. Gillibrand, Ms. Harris, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Kaine, Mr. King, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Reed, Mr. Schumer, Mrs. Shaheen, Ms. Smith, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Udall, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Warren, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Warner, Mr. Wyden, and Mr. Peters) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate fair prescription drug prices under part D of the Medicare program.
This Act may be cited as the
Empowering Medicare Seniors to Negotiate Drug Prices Act of 2019.
Authority to negotiate fair prices for Medicare prescription drugs
Section 1860D–11 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–111) is amended by striking subsection (i).
The amendment made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.