H.R. 738: To amend title 10, United States Code, to eliminate the requirement that certain former members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces be at least 60 years of age in order to be eligible to receive health care benefits.

Introduced:
Feb 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
7% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Joe Wilson
Representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 14, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 179 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

 
Status

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

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

29% chance of getting past committee.
7% chance of being enacted.

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

 
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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

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2/14/2013--Introduced.
Eliminates the requirement that a member or former member of the Armed Forces entitled to retired pay for non-regular (reserve) service be at least 60 years of age before being eligible for medical and dental care in a military health care facility.

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