My Healthcare Reform Plan


H.R. 5994

The Choice in Healthcare Act
Bill Status
Introduced in the House. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means (06/21/2012)

The Choice in Healthcare Act places control over healthcare firmly in the hands of patients. It lifts low-income Americans out of the failed Medicaid system and instead gives them access to the same quality health coverage enjoyed by other Americans.  For Medicare beneficiaries the Choice in Healthcare Act will, for the first time since the creation of Medicare, allow seniors to select both the source of their health coverage as well as the benefits they receive. (read more

My WSJ Opinion Editorial
Whether it is struck down by the Supreme Court, defunded by Congress, or simply collapses from its unsustainable costs and the impossibly complicated bureaucracy it seeks to impose, ObamaCare won't work. It will depress the economy, increase the national debt, discourage medical innovation, and erode the quality of health care. (read more)

Bill Text
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. (full text)

Legislative Summary

Sec. 2 -- This section requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a demonstration program for the purpose of allowing certain Medicare and Medicaid eligible individuals to purchase qualifying private health benefits. (more info)