H.R.4297: Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2017

Author's Summary:  To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide information regarding vaccines for seniors as part of the Medicare & You handbook and to ensure that the treatment of cost sharing for vaccines under Medicare part D is consistent with the treatment of vaccines under Medicare part B, and for other purposes.

IB Summary:  According to U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN): "H.R. 4297 would require that the costs associated with the shingles vaccine under Medicare Part D be treated consistently with vaccines covered under Part B, and therefore result in no out-of-pocket costs for seniors."

Status:   Introduced on 11/08/2017. 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.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4297/text?r=1