Summary: H.R.1418 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1418. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.