H.R.7148 - Medicare Beneficiary Freedom to Choose Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] (Introduced 09/26/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||09/26/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.7148 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/26/2008)
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.