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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6106

 

January Session, 2005

 

LCO No. 2625

   

Referred to Committee on Human Services

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS INCURRED BY THE STATE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That subsection (l) of section 17b-274d of the general statutes be amended to require the Commissioner of Social Services to negotiate supplemental Medicaid rebates from drug companies in an amount equal to or greater than rebates available under existing federal law and to further negotiate with such drug companies the cost of prescription drugs for uninsured residents.

Statement of Purpose:

To lower prescription drug costs paid by the state on behalf of residents.