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H.R.241: Veterans Timely Access to Health Care Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Dennis Ross, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 25 (4 Democrats, 21 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action May 21, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Veterans Timely Access to Health Care Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the standard for access to care for a veteran seeking hospital care and medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is 30 days from the date the veteran contacts the VA.

Directs the Secretary to periodically review the performance of VA medical facilities in meeting such standard.

Requires quarterly reports from the Secretary to the congressional veterans' committees on the VA's experience with respect to appointment waiting times.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 21, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Jan. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.