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HR 1046

Title: Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2019
Author: Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Summary
...This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies regarding prices for drugs covered under the Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Current law prohibits the CMS from doing so.)</p> <p>The CMS must take certain factors into account during negotiations, including the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of the drug, the financial burden on patients, and unmet patient needs. If the CMS is unable to negotiate the price of a drug, such drug is subject to competitive licensing in order to further its sale under Medicare, notwithstanding existing government-granted exclusivities. </p> <p>Additionally, for one year after a drug is provided under a competitive license, such drug is also subject to specified price limitations; if the ...

Status
Introduced in House 02/07/2019
Introduced in House 02/07/2019
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 02/07/2019
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 02/07/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. 02/07/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. 02/08/2019
Subcommittee Hearings Held. 09/25/2019

Bill Text
02/07/2019 - HR 1046 (Introduced+in+House)

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    Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
    U.S. Representative

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