S.174 - A bill to provide for coverage of certain drugs under Medicare.93rd Congress (1973-1974)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Montoya, Joseph M. [D-NM] (Introduced 01/04/1973)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/04/1973 Referred to Senate Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.174 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/04/1973)
Provides, under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, that qualified drugs requiring a physician's prescription or certification shall be included among the items and service covered under the hospital insurance program for the aged at a specified amount of payment.
Establishes, within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, a Formulary Committee to compile and publish a Formulary listing the drugs deemed qualified for benefits under this Act, together with maximum allowable costs and additional information concerning such drugs. Makes provisions for selecting drugs for the Formulary.