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H.R.605 Patients' Freedom to Choose Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 18, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

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    • Slide 1 - The HSA Coalition - June 29, 2012 by dbperrin01 - H.R. 605, Rep. Paulsen, Repeals OTC prescription requirement, katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 2676, Rep. Schweikert, Contains “Deeming” Clause, cassi.sonn@mail.house.gov. H.R. 2013, Rep. Nunes, Provides states flexibility to ...

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      As noted by dbperrin01 on June 29, 2012, "H.R. 605, Rep. Paulsen, Repeals OTC prescription requirement, katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 2676, Rep. Schweikert, Contains “Deeming” Clause, cassi.sonn@mail.house.gov. H.R. 2013, Rep. Nunes, Provides states flexibility to ..." (/url?q=http://www.hsacoalition.org/web-briefing/hsa-council-congressional-leave-behind-powerpoint-june-2012/&sa=U&ei=zyjwT7v7IcLo2QXzxPiCAg&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHv4_A88p0PjmGTLq1CXjEkQF7DMg)
    • June, 2012 - The HSA Coalition - June 28, 2012 by dbperrin01 - Paulsen, “Gold-Standard HSA Bill” House Companion to Hatch bill (S. 1098), katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 605, Rep. Paulsen, Repeals OTC prescription requirement, katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 2676, Rep. Schweikert, Contains ...

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      As noted by dbperrin01 on June 28, 2012, "Paulsen, “Gold-Standard HSA Bill” House Companion to Hatch bill (S. 1098), katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 605, Rep. Paulsen, Repeals OTC prescription requirement, katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 2676, Rep. Schweikert, Contains ..." (/url?q=http://www.hsacoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/FINAL-June-2012-HSAC-Leavebehind.pptx&sa=U&ei=gF4TUPelFInk0gHPzYDgCg&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHiQCiJoQCXZ2SO4PiNlPcTQXKzsg)
    • June, 2012 - The HSA Coalition - June 28, 2012 by dbperrin01 - Paulsen, “Gold-Standard HSA Bill” House Companion to Hatch bill (S. 1098), katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 605, Rep. Paulsen, Repeals OTC prescription requirement, katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 2676, Rep. Schweikert, Contains ...

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      As noted by dbperrin01 on June 28, 2012, "Paulsen, “Gold-Standard HSA Bill” House Companion to Hatch bill (S. 1098), katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 605, Rep. Paulsen, Repeals OTC prescription requirement, katie.meyer@mail.house.gov. H.R. 2676, Rep. Schweikert, Contains ..." (/url?q=http://www.hsacoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/FINAL-June-2012-HSAC-Leavebehind.pptx&sa=U&ei=cP4RUMzcHYqm8AT6kYC4Cg&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHq8K-Sdg9OnsN_hwqxBcKd4FKH4Q)

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    • Lawmakers react to health care ruling - June 28, 2012 by Coastal Courier - Status: Passed House of Representatives 270-146 H.R. 605 “Patients’ Freedom to Choose Act”– This bill repeals provisions in PPACA limiting the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSA) for purchases of certain medications and insulin and removes the $ .

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      As noted by Coastal Courier on June 28, 2012, "Status: Passed House of Representatives 270-146 H.R. 605 “Patients’ Freedom to Choose Act”– This bill repeals provisions in PPACA limiting the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSA) for purchases of certain medications and insulin and removes the $ ." (http://coastalcourier.com/section/41/article/45167/)
    • Study: OTC medications save billions for healthcare system - February 06, 2012 by ModernMedicine - The CHPA “supports efforts in Congress to repeal the OTC prohibition, including the Restoring Access to Medication Act (S.1368/H.R. 2529) and the Patients' Freedom to Choose Act (H.R. 605/S.312),” it said in the press release.

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      As noted by ModernMedicine on February 06, 2012, "The CHPA “supports efforts in Congress to repeal the OTC prohibition, including the Restoring Access to Medication Act (S.1368/H.R. 2529) and the Patients' Freedom to Choose Act (H.R. 605/S.312),” it said in the press release." (http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/Top+News/Study-OTC-medications-save-billions-for-healthcare/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/757908?ref=25)
    • New Study: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicine Saves Healthcare System Billions - January 31, 2012 by YAHOO! - 1368/H.R. 2529) and the Patients' Freedom to Choose Act (H.R. 605/S.312). These bills, and others like them, ensure that individuals, such as allergy sufferers, can use their FSA dollars to purchase the OTC medicines they need without the inconvenience and

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      As noted by YAHOO! on January 31, 2012, "1368/H.R. 2529) and the Patients' Freedom to Choose Act (H.R. 605/S.312). These bills, and others like them, ensure that individuals, such as allergy sufferers, can use their FSA dollars to purchase the OTC medicines they need without the inconvenience and" (http://news.yahoo.com/study-over-counter-otc-medicine-saves-healthcare-system-162014672.html)
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