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.
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 2011
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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. September 4, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr1700>
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