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2013 Senate Bill 656: Require certain drug price limits in medical welfare programs

Public Act 167 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on October 29, 2013, to revise the formula and procedures prescribed for a “maximum allowable cost” scheme used by the state’s medical welfare programs to determine how much they will reimburse pharmacies for prescription drugs dispensed to beneficiaries.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on October 29, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 14, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 3, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 3, 2013.
  2. Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on December 4, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on December 4, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on December 4, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on March 25, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on May 21, 2014, to revise the formula and procedures prescribed for a “maximum allowable cost” scheme used by the state’s medical welfare programs to determine how much they will reimburse pharmacies for prescription drugs dispensed to beneficiaries.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 12, 2014.

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