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Text of the Seniors’ Health Care Freedom Act of 2009

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 6, 2009 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 164

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2009

(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

A BILL

To provide greater health care freedom for seniors.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Seniors’ Health Care Freedom Act of 2009.

2.

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.

3.

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.