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S. 640: Phair Pricing Act of 2019

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require pharmacy-negotiated price concessions to be included in negotiated prices at the point-of-sale under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

John Kennedy

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Length: 11 pages
Mar 4, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 4, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 4, 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

BREAKING: Testers Great American Outdoors Act with Permanent Full Funding for LWCF Passes Senate [press_release]
    — Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 17, 2020

Congresswoman Elaine Luria Supports Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act
    — Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2] on Jul 22, 2020

Bennet Celebrates Passage of Historic Public Lands Package to Fully Fund LWCF and Reduce the Public Lands Maintenance Backlog
    — Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO] on Jun 17, 2020

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Mar 4, 2019

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S. 640 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. 640. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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