April 24, 2015

Senator Nelson and Rep. Castor Introduce Medicare Drug Rebate Legislation

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced legislation into both chambers of Congress yesterday that would require drug manufacturers to provide rebates for low-income individuals who receive medications through the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program. The Senate version of the bill, S.1083, was referred to the Finance Committee, while the House bill, H.R. 2005, was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.

Mr. Fiesta expressed hope that the bills would be brought up by the various Congressional Committees, saying, “This legislation would greatly improve the lives and well-being of lower-income seniors; it’s essential that it makes it to the House and Senate floor.”

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