H.R. 917 (111th): To increase the health benefits of dependents of members of the Armed Forces who die because of a combat-related injury.

Introduced:
Feb 09, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Brett Guthrie
Representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 09, 2009
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 09, 2009
Referred to Committee Feb 09, 2009
 
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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

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2/9/2009--Introduced.
Amends the TRICARE program (a Department of Defense [DOD] managed care program) to require that, when a member of the Armed Forces dies on or after September 11, 2001, because of a combat-related injury incurred while on active duty for a period of more than 30 days, the member's dependents receiving benefits under a contract for medical and dental care shall continue to be eligible for benefits under TRICARE Prime.

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