US SB4160 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on July 2 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-07-02 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text: CR S4225-4226)
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

A bill to enable certain hospitals that were participating in or applied for the drug discount program under section 340B of the Public Health Service Act prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency to temporarily maintain eligibility for such program, and for other purposes. This bill waives certain eligibility requirements for hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program (i.e., a program that allows entities to receive covered outpatient drugs at reduced prices from manufacturers) during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency. Specifically, the bill waives the required minimum proportion of low-income patients served for hospitals that began participating in the program during or prior to the COVID-19 emergency.

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Title

A bill to enable certain hospitals that were participating in or applied for the drug discount program under section 340B of the Public Health Service Act prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency to temporarily maintain eligibility for such program, and for other purposes.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-07-02SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text: CR S4225-4226)

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