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S.1588: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursement for emergency medical treatment to certain veterans that were unable to receive care from the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 24-month period preceding the furnishing of such emergency treatment.

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 Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii
Total Cosponsors 3 (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 30, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Expands eligibility for reimbursement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for emergency medical treatment furnished in a non-VA facility to include veterans that were unable to receive care from the VA within the 24-month period preceding such treatment because of a waiting period imposed by the VA with respect to a new patient examination.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.
Oct. 28, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.