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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Feb 7, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on February 7, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from Alaska
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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2013
Length: 8 pages
May 23, 2011
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1042 (112th).
Feb 7, 2013
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S. 236 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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