H.R.1357 - Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] (Introduced 04/04/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||04/19/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.1357 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/04/2011)
Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the enrollment of residents of Puerto Rico under part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) to: (1) extend to three years the initial enrollment period; and (2) limit the Medicare part B late enrollment penalty.
Directs the Administrator of Social Security to implement a plan to: (1) better inform individuals residing in Puerto Rico who are potential beneficiaries under Medicare part B about their eligibility to enroll and of the consequences of late enrollment; and (2) facilitate the enrollment of those desiring to so enroll.