H.R. 241: Veterans Timely Access to Health Care Act

Introduced:
Jan 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Dennis Ross
Representative for Florida's 15th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 14, 2013
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

14% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

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

 
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish standards of access to care for veterans seeking health care from Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
24 cosponsors (21R, 3D) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


1/14/2013--Introduced.
Veterans Timely Access to Health Care Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the standard for access to care for a veteran seeking hospital care and medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is 30 days from the date the veteran contacts the VA.
Directs the Secretary to periodically review the performance of VA medical facilities in meeting such standard.
Requires quarterly reports from the Secretary to the congressional veterans' committees on the VA's experience with respect to appointment waiting times.

House Republican Conference Summary

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