S.1044 - Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 05/04/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed Senate
- Passed House
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: S.1044 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/04/2017)
Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2017
This bill modifies requirements regarding access to preferred pharmacies (i.e., pharmacies that provide reduced enrollee cost sharing for prescription drugs) under a Medicare prescription drug plan (PDP).
Specifically, if a Medicare PDP has, in its pharmacy network, one or more preferred pharmacies located in a health shortage or medically underserved area, then the PDP sponsor must allow any pharmacy in the health shortage or medically underserved area to join the preferred pharmacy network under comparable terms and conditions.