H.R. 5994 (112th): Choice in Healthcare Act

Introduced:
Jun 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Devin Nunes
Representative for California's 21st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 21, 2012
Length
13 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 21, 2012
 
Full Title

To provide a demonstration project under which Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are provided the choice of health benefits coverage and access to a debit style card for the purpose of purchasing qualified health benefits coverage and paying for other health care expenses.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

Health

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6/21/2012--Introduced.
Choice in Healthcare Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a demonstration program under which Medicare and Medicaid eligible beneficiaries are given: (1) the option of purchasing qualifying health benefits coverage, and (2) access to a debit style card (Medi-Choice card) for purchasing such coverage under the program and for paying certain other out-of-pocket health care expenditures.
Directs the Secretary to contract with a major credit card provider or financial institution for issuing Medi-Choice cards under the program.
Limits the demonstration program to specified counties in California and to a period of ten years.

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