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S. 2812 (116th): Medicare Patient Empowerment Act of 2019

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 7, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Nov 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 7, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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Position statements

What stakeholders are saying

Medicare-advantage-For-All Medicare has always had special punitive restrictions on the ability of participating physicians and medical providers to contract directly with patients on the provision of services covered by Medicare B. The penalty for engaging in such relationships was revocation or suspension ...

History

Nov 7, 2019
 
Introduced

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S. 2812 (116th) was a 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2812. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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