Senate Bill 2553
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-262 on Oct 10, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 14, 2018
Latest Action
Oct 10, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2553
Congress
115
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Passed
September 4, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S6033)
Summary

Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018

This bill prohibits a health-benefits plan or pharmacy-benefits manager under Medicare or Medicare Advantage from restricting a pharmacy from informing an enrollee of any difference between the price of a drug under the plan and the price of the drug without health-insurance coverage.

Text (4)
September 5, 2018
September 4, 2018
March 14, 2018
Amendments (2)
Sep 04, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 4010
To amend the title.
Agreed To
Sep 04, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 4009
To improve the bill.
Agreed To
Public Record
Created
Mar 15, 2018 4:26:04 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:21:22 PM