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H.R.2412: Veterans Health Access Act

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Sponsor Ron Barber, D-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 6 (3 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced June 18, 2013
Latest Major Action July 1, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Veterans Health Access Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, when it is determined that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities are not capable of furnishing economic hospital care or medical services because of geographical inaccessibility or the care or services required, to determine whether or not to furnish such care or services to a veteran in a non-VA facility. Requires such determination to be made within 30 days following the request for such care or services.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
June 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.