S. 236 (113th): Medicare Patient Empowerment Act

Introduced:

Feb 7, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 7, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Lisa Murkowski
Senior Senator from Alaska
Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2013
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and physicians or practitioners to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1042 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 2011

H.R. 2300 (Related)
Empowering Patients First Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 6, 2013

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The “S.” in “S. 236” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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History

Introduced
Feb 7, 2013

Details

Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (5R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes

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