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Text of the Patients’ Freedom to Choose Act

This bill was introduced on February 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 10, 2011 (Introduced).

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1st Session

H. R. 605


February 10, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Tiberi, Mrs. Blackburn, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Kline, Mr. Cravaack, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Cole, Mr. Dent, Mrs. Ellmers, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gibbs, Ms. Granger, Mr. Harris, Mr. Jones, Mr. Lamborn, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Paul, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Walsh of Illinois, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Gerlach, and Mr. Goodlatte) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Patients' Freedom to Choose Act.


Repeal of distributions for medicine qualified only if for prescribed drug or insulin

Section 9003 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) and the amendments made by such section are repealed; and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 shall be applied as if such section, and amendments, had never been enacted.


Repeal of limitation on health flexible spending arrangements under cafeteria plans

Sections 9005 and 10902 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) and section 1403 of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152) and the amendments made by such sections are repealed.