Text: S.2087 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/06/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2087

To protect the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to reconciliation involving changes to the Medicare program.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 6, 2014

Mr. Pryor (for himself, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Franken, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Ms. Warren, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Whitehouse, Ms. Landrieu, and Mr. Begich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget


A BILL

To protect the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to reconciliation involving changes to the Medicare program.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Medicare Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Sense of the Senate.

It is the sense of the Senate that—

(1) the eligibility age under the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.) should not be increased; and

(2) the Medicare program should not be privatized or turned into a voucher system.

SEC. 3. Reconciliation involving changes to the Medicare program.

Section 313(b)(1) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 644(b)(1)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (E), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in subparagraph (F), by striking the period and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(G) a provision shall be considered extraneous if it eliminates or reduces guaranteed benefits for individuals entitled to, or enrolled for, benefits under the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.) or restricts eligibility for such program.”.