S.2553 - Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 03/14/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance | House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||10/10/2018 Became Public Law No: 115-262. (All Actions)|
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Text: S.2553 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
the third day of January, two thousand and eighteen
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit Medicare part D plans from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding the prices for certain drugs and biologicals.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018”.
(a) In general.—Section 1860D–4 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–104) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
“(m) Prohibition on limiting certain information on drug prices.—A PDP sponsor and a Medicare Advantage organization shall ensure that each prescription drug plan or MA–PD plan offered by the sponsor or organization does not restrict a pharmacy that dispenses a prescription drug or biological from informing, nor penalize such pharmacy for informing, an enrollee in such plan of any differential between the negotiated price of, or copayment or coinsurance for, the drug or biological to the enrollee under the plan and a lower price the individual would pay for the drug or biological if the enrollee obtained the drug without using any health insurance coverage.”.
(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.