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H.R.635: HEALTHY Vets Act of 2013

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 Steve Pearce, R-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 22 (3 Democrats, 19 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Help Establish Access to Local Timely Healthcare for Your Vets Act of 2013 or HEALTHY Vets Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in the case of a veteran for whom Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities are geographically inaccessible (as defined under this Act), to contract for the provision of the following care: (1) primary care; (2) acute or chronic symptom management; (3) nontherapeutic medical services; and (4) other medical services determined appropriate by the director of the appropriate VA service region, after consultation with the VA physician responsible for such veteran's primary care.

Authorizes the Secretary to waive such requirement upon demonstrating, on an individual basis, that the costs of providing the contract care significantly outweigh the benefits of localized health care.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.