H.R. 6266 (112th): Military Health Care Protection Act of 2012

Aug 01, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jon Runyan
Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated
Aug 01, 2012
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 3203 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 17, 2012


This bill was introduced on August 1, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 01, 2012
Referred to Committee Aug 01, 2012
Full Title

To amend title 10, United States Code, to limit increases in the certain costs of health care services under the health care programs of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.


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Military Personnel

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Military Health Care Protection Act of 2012 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) career military personnel and their families endure unique and extraordinary demands and make extraordinary sacrifices over the course of a 20-30 year career, and (2) those decades of sacrifice constitute a significant pre-paid premium for health care during a career member's retirement that is over and above what the member pays with money.
Prohibits any cost-sharing requirement under the Department of Defense (DOD) pharmacy benefits program, as well as deductibles under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), from being increased by a percentage greater than that year's percentage increase in retired pay.
Prohibits CHAMPUS inpatient charges from exceeding 25% of their total cost or $708 per day.
Prohibits, beginning with FY2013, the maximum annual limit on charges under CHAMPUS from being increased by a percentage greater than that year's percentage increase in retired pay.
Prohibits former members of the Armed Forces who are entitled to retired pay, as well as dependents of members who died while on active duty or from an injury, illness, or disease incurred while on active duty, from being charged an enrollment fee for CHAMPUS coverage or from being subject to denial of claims for coverage based on failure to enroll.

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