H.R.1781: Payment Commission Data Act of 2019


The Payment Commission Data Act is a bipartisan bill that would allow the Medicare Payment and Access Commission (MedPAC) and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) to access drug pricing and rebate data. MedPAC and MACPAC are both non-partisan agencies established to provide independent policy analysis and recommendations to Congress on their respective programs.

S. 801 is the Senate companion bill.

Talking Points

  • Giving MedPAC and MACPAC access to drug pricing information would allow them to provide improved policy recommendations to Congress regarding how to lower prescription drug prices.
  • The National Assembly supports the Payment Commission Data Act because it improves MedPAC and MACPAC’s ability to provide policy solutions to rising prescription drug prices. Access to fair prescription drug prices is crucial to ensuring everyone can reach their full potential.

Our Stance




Bill Number


Date Introduced

March 14, 2019


Senate Finance Committee

Bill Status

Passed Original Chamber