H.R.5022: Enhanced Dental Care for Veterans Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Juan Vargas, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 8, 2014
Latest Major Action July 18, 2014
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Bill Summary

Enhanced Dental Care for Veterans Act of 2014 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish additional dental services and treatment, and dental appliances, needed to restore functioning in a veteran that is lost due to VA services or treatment furnished to such veteran.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) carry out a three-year pilot program for furnishing dental care to veterans not otherwise eligible for dental services and treatment under current VA programs, (2) carry out a program of education to promote dental health for veterans, and (3) enable private sector dental care providers to submit information on dental care provided to veterans under the pilot program for inclusion in VA electronic medical records.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 18, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
July 8, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.