To amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for temporary stabilization of Medicare Advantage payments following Hurricane Maria and ensure the payments to beneficiaries and healthcare providers. This bill seeks to address the disparity in healthcare between Puerto Rico and other jurisdictions in the United States.
Bill Sponsor: Rep. González-Colón, Jennifer
Relevance to PR:
There is a disparity in healthcare funding when Puerto Rico is compared to other jurisdictions in the United States. This Bill aims to mitigate and address the present disparity by increasing healthcare funding in the island by establishing a 7.0 Average Geographic Adjustment floor for each jurisdiction within the United States.
This bill has been referred to the Subcommittee on Health from the Committee of Energy and Commerce. A call is made to citizens to contact their representatives in Congress regarding this bill. For this, you can access Govtrack page in which by entering your address you will be provided with your corresponding Representative.