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“Stopping Medication Abuse and Protecting Seniors Act of 2015”

Introduced 7-30-15 by Pat Toomey [R-PA] and referred to Finance Committee.  Cosponsors were Sherrod Brown [D-OH], Rob Portman [R-OH], Tim Kaine [D-VA], Robert Casey [D-PA], Dianne Feinstein [D-CA], John McCain [R-AZ], John Boozman [R-AR], Shelley Capito [R-WV], Jeff Flake [R-AZ], Orrin Hatch [R-UT] David Vitter [R-LA], Michael Enzi [R-WY], Mitch McConnell [R-KY], John Cornyn [R-TX], Roy Blunt [R-MO], John Barrasso [R-WY], Bill Cassidy [R-LA], Mike Rounds [R-SD], Thad Cochran [R-MS], Richard Burr [R-NC], Daniel Coats [R-IN], Dean Heller [R-NV], Tom Cotton [R-AR], Chuck Grassley [R-IA], Susan Collins [R-ME].  Related Bills are H.R.6, H.R.1021, H.R.2298, H.R.4697, H.R.4876, S.524, S.1431.

Purpose: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish programs to prevent prescription drug abuse under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

See section 7 of S. 1431 or HR. 4697 because they are basically identical.

This Bill basically controls what beneficiaries of Medicare Part D get if they have been identified as possible addicts and have a PDP Sponsor.


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