H.R.1418 - Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] (Introduced 03/18/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1418 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/18/2015)
Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2015
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 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.