HR 1654

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1654

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for additional opportunities to enroll under part B of the Medicare Program, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 2011

Mr. SCHRADER (for himself, Mr. KISSELL, Mr. LARSON of Connecticut, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. KUCINICH, and Mr. FARR) introduced the following bill; which was 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


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for additional opportunities to enroll under part B of the Medicare Program, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. MEDICARE PART B SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR INDIVIDUALS ENROLLED IN COBRA CONTINUATION COVERAGE.

SEC. 3. CONTINUOUS OPEN MEDICARE PART B ENROLLMENT.

SEC. 4. SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIODS TO CORRECT ERROR, MISREPRESENTATION, OR INACTION OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, GROUP HEALTH PLAN, OR PLAN SPONSOR.

SEC. 5. COORDINATION OF MEDICARE PART B WITH AMERICAN HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGES.

SEC. 6. GAO STUDY AND REPORT ON MEDICARE PART B ENROLLMENT.

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