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Introduced in House (09/18/1995)

Medicare Patient Choice Act of 1995 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require health maintenance organizations and competitive medical plans, among other things, to: (1) have a minimum 85 percent loss-ratio of benefits-to-premiums; (2) assure Medicare enrollees timely access to in-network primary and specialty health care providers and out-of-network providers as well; (3) establish a cost-sharing schedule for out-of-network services; (4) establish a grievance process with board of appeals hearings within 30 days of the filing of a complaint; and (5) provide each enrollee with an explanation of the enrollee's rights and a copy of the most recent consumer report card for the organization. Prohibits provider incentive plans that fail to meet specified criteria.

Applies the same requirements to Medicare select policies.