H.R.5151 - Medicare Beneficiary Prescription Drug Assistance and Stop-Loss Protection Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] (Introduced 09/12/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||10/19/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5151 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Medicare Beneficiary Prescription Drug Assistance and Stop-Loss Protection Act of 2000 - Amends the Social Security Act (SSA) to add a new title XXII (Outpatient Prescription Drug Assistance Program) to provide funds to enable States to establish a program of assistance (separate from Medicaid under SSA title XIX) to low-income Medicare (SSA title XVIII) beneficiaries and, at State option, Medicare beneficiaries with high drug costs to obtain coverage for outpatient prescription drugs. Makes appropriations.
Introduced in House (09/12/2000)
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for a Medicare outpatient prescription drug benefit program that provides medication therapy management benefits.
Allows low-income Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare beneficiaries with high drug costs to elect to suspend Medicare supplemental (Medigap) insurance.