H. R. 806
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 25, 2013
Ms. Brownley of California introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the requirement for annual reports on Comptroller General reviews of the accuracy of Department of Veterans Affairs medical budget submissions, and for other purposes.
Permanent requirement for annual reports on Comptroller General reviews of the accuracy of Department of Veterans Affairs medical budget submissions
Section 117 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
Comptroller General review of the accuracy of medical care budget submission in relation to baseline health care model projection
The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a review of each budget of the President for a fiscal year that is submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105(a) of title 31 in order to assess whether or not the relevant components of the amounts requested in such budget for such fiscal year for the medical care accounts of the Department specified in subsection (c) are consistent with estimates of the resources required by the Department for the provision of medical care and services in such fiscal year, as forecast using the Enrollee Health Care Projection Model, or other methodologies used by the Department.
Not later than 120 days after the date on which the President submits a budget request for under section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, the Comptroller General shall submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, Appropriations, and the Budget of the Senate and the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, Appropriations, and the Budget of the House of Representatives and to the Secretary a report on the review conducted under paragraph (1) for the year or years covered by such budget request.
Each report under this paragraph shall include, for the fiscal year covered by the report, the following:
An assessment of the review conducted under paragraph (1).
The basis for such assessment.
Such additional information as the Comptroller General determines appropriate.
Each report submitted under this subsection shall also be made available to the public.