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H.R.670: Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Pedro Pierluisi, D-Puerto Rico
Total Cosponsors 12 (11 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 19, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to repeal the exclusion of residents of Puerto Rico from deemed enrollment under part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance Benefits) and thus apply it to them.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide for a special seven-month enrollment period for such residents.

Requires recalculation of the late enrollment penalty to 15% of the usual penalty for residents of Puerto Rico who are current enrollees or who enroll during a specified transition period.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce