S. 312 (112th): Patients’ Freedom to Choose Act


Feb 10, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Kay Hutchison

Senator from Texas



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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

2/10/2011--Introduced.Patients' Freedom to Choose Act - Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 that: (1) restrict payments ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 10, 2011

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 312”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (14R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 3673 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 29, 2010

H.R. 605 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2011

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