H. R. 164
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 6, 2009
Mr. Paul (for himself, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Garrett of New Jersey) introduced the following bill; which was 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
To provide greater health care freedom for seniors.
This Act may be cited as the
Seniors’ Health Care Freedom Act of 2009.
Facilitating the use of private contracts under the medicare program
Section 1802(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395a(b)) is amended by striking paragraph (3) and by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively.
No eligibility condition based on refusal to participate in a government program
No persons otherwise eligible for old-age benefits under Social Security shall be denied such benefits because of their voluntary refusal to participate in any part of the Medicare program.