Text: H.R.261 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/04/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 261


To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2017

Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico.

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 “Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equality Act”.

SEC. 2. Application of part B deemed enrollment process to residents of Puerto Rico; special enrollment period and limit on late enrollment penalties.

(a) Application of part B deemed enrollment process to residents of Puerto Rico.—Section 1837(f)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395p(f)(3)) is amended by striking “, exclusive of Puerto Rico”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to individuals whose initial enrollment period under section 1837(d) of the Social Security Act begins on or after the first day of the effective month, specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 1839(j)(1)(C) of such Act, as added by subsection (c)(2).