H.R. 257: Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 49 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 22, 2013

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Sponsor
Carol Shea-Porter
Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 15, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 190 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 06, 2009

S. 49 (Related)
Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 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]

 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous States are able to receive services in at least one full-service hospital of the Veterans Health Administration in the State or receive comparable services provided by contract in the State.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/15/2013--Introduced.
Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with respect to each of the 48 contiguous states, to ensure that veterans eligible for hospital care and medical services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have access to: (1) at least one full-service VA hospital in the state, or (2) hospital care and medical services comparable to that provided in full-service VA hospitals through contract with other health providers in the state.
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on compliance with such requirement, including its effect on improving the quality and standards of veterans' care.

House Republican Conference Summary

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