S.324 - Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 02/14/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||02/14/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.324 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/14/2013)
Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to repeal the exclusion of residents of Puerto Rico from deemed enrollment under part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance Benefits) and thus apply it to them.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide for a special seven-month enrollment period for such residents.
Requires recalculation of the late enrollment penalty to 15% of the usual penalty for residents of Puerto Rico who are current enrollees or who enroll during a specified transition period.