New Cosponsor — Oct 9, 2012
New Cosponsor: Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
The bill now has 42 cosponsors (42 Republicans).
May 3, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This bill was introduced on May 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district
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Last Updated: May 3, 2011
Length: 8 pages
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and physicians or practitioners to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
5/3/2011--Introduced.Medicare Patient Empowerment Act - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow any Medicare beneficiary to enter into a contract with a non-participating (as well as ... Read more >
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1700”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 1700 — 112th Congress: Medicare Patient Empowerment Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr1700
“H.R. 1700 — 112th Congress: Medicare Patient Empowerment Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2011. November 29, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr1700>
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