H.R. 4789 (111th): Medicare You Can Buy Into Act

The proposed Public Option Act is a bill that was introduced to the United States House of Representatives in 2010. It would permit U.S. citizens (and permanent residents) to "buy in" to Medicare public health insurance by paying premiums. The bill was introduced by Representative Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida. As of March 24, 2010 it had eighty ...


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Mar 9, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 9, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Alan Grayson

Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2010
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Mar 9, 2010

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H.R. 4789 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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