H.R.2841: Guard and Reserve Equal Access to Health Act

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Sponsor Nick J. Rahall II, D-W.Va.
Total Cosponsors 59 (41 Democrats, 18 Republicans)
Introduced July 25, 2013
Latest Major Action July 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Guard and Reserve Equal Access to Health Act - Directs the Secretary of the military department concerned to provide a physical examination to each member of a reserve component who: (1) will not otherwise receive one through that department, and (2) elects to receive such examination. Requires the Secretary concerned to: (1) provide such examination during the 90-day period before such member's scheduled date of separation, and (2) provide such member with a record of the examination.

Prohibits a member from being entitled to transitional health care benefits through their department solely by reason of being provided such examination.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.