S.2087: Medicare Protection Act

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Sponsor Mark Pryor, D-Ark.
Total Cosponsors 13 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action March 11, 2014
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Bill Summary

Medicare Protection Act - Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) the eligibility age under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act should not be increased, and (2) the Medicare program should not be privatized or turned into a voucher system.

Amends the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, with respect to extraneous matter in reconciliation legislation, to require a provision to be considered extraneous if it eliminates or reduces guaranteed benefits for individuals entitled to, or enrolled for, benefits under Medicare or restricts the eligibility for such program. (Thus subjects such a provision to a point of order and stricken from the bill.)

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.