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      house Committees
      House Committee on Ways and Means
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
    IntroducedJuly 28th, 2009

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Title

Medicare Beneficiary Freedom to Choose Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify the use of private contracts by Medicare beneficiaries for professional services and to allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefits.

Summary

Medicare Beneficiary Freedom to Choose Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) to revise requirements for the use of private contracts by Medicare beneficiaries under which no Medicare claims shall be made. Requires any such contract to be in writing and signed by the Medicare beneficiary. Allows individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A (Hospital Insurance), and makes them eligible for health savings accounts.

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