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H.R. 6703 - Retirement Freedom Act

Introduced: 2018-09-05
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6703


    To allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefit.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 5, 2018

    Mr. Palmer introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

    To allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefit.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Retirement Freedom Act”.

SEC. 2. Allowing individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefit.

Any individual who is otherwise entitled to benefits under part A of title XVIII of the Social Security Act may elect (in such form and manner as may be specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services) to opt out of such entitlement. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in the case of an individual who makes such an election, such individual—

(1) may (in such form and manner as may be specified by the Secretary) subsequently choose to end such election and opt back into such entitlement (in accordance with a process determined by the Secretary) without being subject to any penalty;

(2) shall not be required to opt out of benefits under title II of such Act as a condition for making such election; and

(3) shall not be required to repay any amount paid under such part A for items and services furnished prior to making such election.


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