H.R.7148: Medicare Beneficiary Freedom to Choose Act of 2008

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Bill Summary

Medicare Beneficiary Freedom to Choose Act of 2008 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) to revise requirements for the use of private contracts by Medicare beneficiaries under which no Medicare claims shall be made. Requires any such contract to be in writing and signed by the Medicare beneficiary. Allows individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A (Hospital Insurance), and makes them eligible for health savings accounts.

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Referred to House Ways and Means
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 26, 2008

Introduced in the House by Sam Johnson (R-Texas)

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