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[S. 1317 Placed on Calendar Senate (PCS)]

                                                        Calendar No. 92
112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1317

   To allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A 
                                benefit.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 30, 2011

    Mr. DeMint (for himself, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Paul, Mr. 
 Sessions, Mr. Lee, Mr. Risch, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Graham, Ms. Ayotte, 
 Mr. Toomey, Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin, and Mrs. Hutchison) introduced 
 the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be placed on 
                              the calendar

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                                 A BILL


 
   To allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A 
                                benefit.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Retirement Freedom Act''.

SEC. 2. ALLOWING INDIVIDUALS TO CHOOSE TO OPT OUT OF THE MEDICARE PART 
              A BENEFIT.

    Any individual who is otherwise entitled to benefits under part A 
of title XVIII of the Social Security Act may elect (in such form and 
manner as may be specified by the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services) to opt out of such entitlement. Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, in the case of an individual who makes such an 
election, such individual--
            (1) may (in such form and manner as may be specified by the 
        Secretary) subsequently choose to end such election and opt 
        back into such entitlement (in accordance with a process 
        determined by the Secretary) without being subject to any 
        penalty;
            (2) shall not be required to opt out of benefits under 
        title II of such Act as a condition for making such election; 
        and
            (3) shall not be required to repay any amount paid under 
        such part A for items and services furnished prior to making 
        such election.
                                                        Calendar No. 92

112th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                S. 1317

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

   To allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A 
                                benefit.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             June 30, 2011

          Read twice and ordered to be placed on the calendar

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