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Medicare Enrollment Fairness Act of 2006

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the annual, coordinated election period under the Medicare part D prescription drug program through all of 2006 and to provide for a refund of excess premiums paid during 2006, and for other purposes.

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05/16/2006Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

05/16/2006Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Dorgan, Byron L. [D-ND]* 05/16/2006
Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] 05/19/2006
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 05/19/2006
Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI] 05/22/2006
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA] 05/23/2006 05/25/2006 --

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Senate Finance05/16/2006 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/16/2006)

Medicare Enrollment Fairness Act of 2006 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to extend the annual, coordinated election period, without any late enrollment penalty, for an additional seven months until the end of calendar 2006 for enrollments in Medicare Advantage plans and in the Medicare prescription drug benefit.

Permits a one-time change of plan enrollment for the Medicare prescription drug benefit during all of 2006 (currently, only during the first six months of 2006).

Makes appropriations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award health insurance information, counseling, and assistance grants to states under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.