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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|
|You can||read the bill|
|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 introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
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)
|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|