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

Jun 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Devin Nunes
Representative for California's 21st congressional district
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Jun 21, 2012
13 pages

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

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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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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