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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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 3, 2011
Length: 8 pages
May 3, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on May 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
May 3, 2011
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H.R. 1700 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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