H.R.1357 - Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2011

To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to change the rules relating to enrollment of residents of Puerto Rico under part B of the Medicare program. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to change the rules relating to enrollment of residents of Puerto Rico under part B of the Medicare program. as introduced.
  • Short: Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the enrollment of residents of Puerto Rico under part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) to: (1) extend to three years the initial enrollment period; and (2) limit the

Official Summary

Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the enrollment of residents of Puerto Rico under part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) to:
(1) extend to three years the initial enrollment period; and
(2) limit the Medicare part B late enrollment penalty. Directs the Administrator of Social Security to implement a plan to:
(1) better inform individuals residing in Puerto Rico who are potential beneficiaries under Medicare part B about their eligibility to enroll and of the consequences of late enrollment; and
(2) facilitate the enrollment of those desiring to so enroll.

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