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HR 4954 - Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act - Key Vote

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Lynn Nancy Rivers voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (221-208) - (Key vote)

Title: Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would authorize $350 billion for the Medicare Program, including establishing voluntary prescription drug benefits, and for other purposes through 2012.

Highlights:
  • Allows HMOs, private drug insurers and benefit managers to offer drug benefits to Medicare recipients.
  • Estimates by Congressional Budget Office outline about $33/month premium with a $250 annual deductible.
  • Requires beneficiaries to pay between $2000 and $3700 annually for out-of-pocket costs of prescription drugs.
  • Creates the Medicare Benefits Administration with leaders appointed by the President.
  • Offers grant assistance to pharmacies under this new legislation.
  • Increases spending for inpatient services provided by hospitals in rural or metropolitan areas with populations less than one million and for services provided by home health agencies in rural areas.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act

Sponsors

  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Charles F. 'Charlie' Bass (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John N. Boozman (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ed Bryant (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann S. Davis (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jennifer B. Dunn (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip 'Phil' English (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest Lee 'Ernie' Fletcher (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • George W. Gekas (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Porter J. Goss (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Amory 'Amo' Houghton Jr. (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ric Keller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James O. 'Jim' McCrery III (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott McInnis (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert J. 'Rob' Portman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Ruhl 'Rob' Simmons (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Sullivan (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William M. 'Bill' Thomas (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David B. Vitter (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald C. 'Jerry' Weller (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
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