H.R.5994 - Choice in Healthcare Act

To provide a demonstration project under which Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are provided the choice of health benefits coverage and access to a debit style card for the purpose of purchasing qualified health benefits coverage and paying for other health care expenses. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To provide a demonstration project under which Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are provided the choice of health benefits coverage and access to a debit style card for the purpose of purchasing qualified health benefits coverage and paying for other health care expenses. as introduced.
  • Short: Choice in Healthcare Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Choice in Healthcare Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a demonstration program under which Medicare and Medicaid eligible beneficiaries are given: (1) the option of purchasing qualifying health benefits coverage, and (2) access to a debit style card

Official Summary

Choice in Healthcare Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a demonstration program under which Medicare and Medicaid eligible beneficiaries are given:
(1) the option of purchasing qualifying health benefits coverage, and
(2) access to a debit style card (Medi-Choice card) for purchasing such coverage under the program and for paying certain other out-of-pocket health care expenditures. Directs the Secretary to contract with a major credit card provider or financial institution for issuing Medi-Choice cards under the program. Limits the demonstration program to specified counties in California and to a period of ten years.

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