S. 3203 (112th): Military Health Care Protection Act of 2012

Introduced:
May 17, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 6266 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Aug 01, 2012

Sponsor
Frank Lautenberg
Senator from New Jersey
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 17, 2012
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6266 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 01, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 17, 2012
Referred to Committee May 17, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill 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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Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (5D, 2R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Armed Services

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/17/2012--Introduced.
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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