Not logged in | Login | Create Account

View, vote, and comment on bills in the U.S. Congress
Important: This site is not functioning properly. In particular, anything that requires logging on (e.g., voting, commenting, etc) does not work at the moment. There are other problems too.
Bill Summary

Page_white_text H579: To amend title 10, United States Code, to prohibit certain increases in fees for military health care    [0 comments]
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) and the nation have a committed health benefits obligation to retired military personnel that exceeds the obligation of corporate employers to civilian employees; and (2) DOD has many additional options to constrain the growth of health care spending in ways that do not disadvantage beneficiaries, and should pursue such options rather than seeking large fee increases for beneficiaries.
  • Prohibits an increase after: (1) April 1, 2006, in a premium, deductible, copayment, or other charge prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for medical and dental health care coverage for military personnel; and (2) September 30, 2007, in the dollar amount of a cost-sharing requirement under the DOD pharmacy benefits program.
  • Prohibits: (1) charges for DOD inpatient care from exceeding $535 per day; and (2) beginning on April 1, 2006, an increase in premiums under TRICARE (a DOD managed health care program) for certain members of the Selected Reserve.
Group Community support
No votes yet  
I am for this bill | I am against this bill
Exclamation Importance
Community assessment: 0
Nudge importance higher | Nudge importance lower

Page_white_magnifyView full text Date_magnifyView bill history
Additional Information
WorldH579 at GovTrack BookH579 at the Library of Congress

Photo Democrat

Rep. Neil Abercrombie [D, HI-1]
Rep. Robert Aderholt [R, AL-4]
Rep. Thomas Allen [D, ME-1]
Rep. Jason Altmire [D, PA-4]
Rep. Michael Arcuri [D, NY-24]
Rep. Joe Baca [D, CA-43]
Rep. Spencer Bachus [R, AL-6]
Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D, WI-2]
Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12]
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R, MD-6]
Rep. Xavier Becerra [D, CA-31]
Rep. Shelley Berkley [D, NV-1]
Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28]
Rep. Robert Berry [D, AR-1]
Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R, FL-9]

[View all]

Script_addAdd argument

No arguments for this bill have been posted yet. Be the first one!


No arguments against this bill have been posted yet. Be the first one!


Comment_addAdd comment

No comments have been posted yet. Be the first one!
BillWatch is not affiliated with the United States Government
All comments/arguments © their author
12182 bills in database
About BillWatch