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H.R. 1058 (115th): VA Provider Equity Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1058 includes podiatrists within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) definition of a physician, increases their pay grade to match other VA physician compensation, and expands the opportunity to compete for leadership positions. In addition, the bill extends, through September 20, 2026, the current $90 per month limit on a VA pension paid to veterans residing in nursing homes when their nursing costs are paid through Medicaid.

Veterans face increasing numbers of foot and ankle ailments, including diabetic-related complications, peripheral neuropathy often linked to Agent Orange exposure, orthopedic maladies, and vascular compromise, with 1.8 million veterans at risk of amputation. As of 2015, 93% of new podiatry patients wait more than 15 days for an appointment, and podiatry is the 4th most referred-out surgical service to community care.

This …

Sponsor and status

Brad Wenstrup

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Feb 14, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2372: VA MISSION Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 6, 2018. (compare text)

23 Cosponsors (12 Democrats, 11 Republicans)



Feb 14, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jul 24, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 1058 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1058. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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