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Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2015

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare program.

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07/29/2015Introduced in Senate

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07/29/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6139-6140)
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Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 07/29/2015
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 07/29/2015
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 07/29/2015
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 07/29/2015
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]* 07/29/2015
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 07/29/2015

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Senate Finance07/29/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/29/2015)

Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2015

This bill amends part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer one or more Medicare-operated prescription drug plan options.  In doing so, CMS must: (1) negotiate prices with drug manufacturers; (2) establish an appeals process for denials of plan benefits, including the option for external review and determination by an independent entity; and (3) establish and apply a formulary and formulary incentives. In general, a Medicare-operated drug plan must meet the same requirements as apply to any other prescription drug plan.