H.R. 1246 (105th): To prescribe alternative payment mechanisms for the payment of annual enrollment fees for the TRICARE program of the military health care system.

Apr 08, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on April 8, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Apr 08, 1997
Patsy Mink
Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district
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Apr 08, 1997
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 476 (106th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 02, 1999

H.R. 1119 (Related)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998

Signed by the President
Nov 18, 1997


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11 cosponsors (8D, 3R) (show)

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

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Directs the Secretary of Defense to permit persons who enroll in the TRICARE program (a managed health care program of the armed forces) to pay their annual enrollment fees on a monthly basis and to establish mechanisms to provide for payment of such fees through:
(1) a deduction from military retired or retainer pay;
(2) a deduction from monthly social security benefits; and
(3) an electronic funds transfer from a checking or savings account.
Requires the Secretary to enter into an agreement with the Commissioner of Social Security and the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct the Social Security deduction mechanism in the same manner as provided for the monthly deduction of Medicare premiums.

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