H.R.3271: Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act of 2017

Author's Summary:  "This bill amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to strengthen rules in case of competition for diabetic testing strips, and for other purposes."

IB Summary:  According to Rep Susan Brooks (R - IN):  "This bipartisan effort is something everyone can support. It will ensure that seniors who have diabetes are able to get quality test strips that are compatible with their glucose monitors. Diabetic patients often rely on test strips to read glucose levels accurately and dose medication appropriately. By making sure seniors can get test strips that work, this bill will deliver better health outcomes for millions of Medicare beneficiaries.”

Status: Introduced on 09/13/2017. Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3271/cosponsors?r=3