Summary: S.1999 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1999. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (06/27/2019)

Improving Low-Income Access to Prescription Drugs Act of 2019

This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to establish a transition program under the Medicare prescription drug benefit for limited-income, newly eligible individuals (i.e., individuals who are eligible for subsidies and have not yet enrolled in, or whose coverage has not yet taken effect under, a Medicare or Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan). Such coverage must provide immediate access to covered drugs at the point of sale as soon as the individual becomes eligible for subsidies; coverage also applies retroactively for dual eligible individuals and for individuals who receive benefits under the Supplemental Security Income program.