H.R. 1134: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a grant program and pilot program designed to improve the delivery of health care to veterans residing in rural areas, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Mar 13, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Pete Gallego
Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2013
Length
7 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Summary

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Cosponsors
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House Veterans' Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/13/2013--Introduced.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a grant program to provide innovative transportation options to veterans in highly rural areas in order to assist such veterans in traveling to VA medical centers for medical care. Requires the Secretary to conduct outreach to educate veterans and their family members about the availability of such transportation.
Directs the Secretary to carry out a pilot program, at rural VA medical centers, for the implementation of electronic health record systems that allow for full interoperability of personal health care information between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the VA.

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