A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Alaska. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2015
Length: 9 pages
Jul 23, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on July 23, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What stakeholders are saying
Jul 23, 2015
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S. 1849 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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