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Short Titles as Introduced

Medicare Drug and Service Coverage Act of 2002

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an outpatient prescription drug benefit under the Medicare Program.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/24/2002Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
02/04/2002Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/24/2002Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2002Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2002Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2002Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/24/2002 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/04/2002 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/24/2002 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/24/2002)

Medicare Drug and Service Coverage Act of 2002 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to add a new part D (Outpatient Prescription Drug Benefit Program), a voluntary prescription drug benefit program to provide eligible enrollees covered outpatient prescription drugs, covered medication preparation services, and covered medication therapy management services. Requires such an enrollee to be entitled to hospital insurance benefits under Medicare part A (Hospital Insurance) and enrolled in Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance).

Establishes within the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund the Prescription Drug Benefit Insurance Account for the payment of benefits under the program.

Makes program enrollees responsible for a $250 annual deductible and a co-payment for services for which payment may be made under the program.

Establishes a Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Advisory Commission. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, with the Commission's advice, to: (1) determine and promulgate a coinsurance amount that qualified beneficiaries pay with benefits covered under this program for the next calendar year; and (2) determine and promulgate a monthly premium.