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H.R. 1972: VA Billing Accountability Act

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of certain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Lloyd Smucker

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

Apr 6, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 21, 2018

This bill passed in the House on May 21, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 1972 will be negligible.

History

Apr 6, 2017
 
Introduced

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Sep 26, 2017
 
Considered by Health

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May 8, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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May 17, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

May 18, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 21, 2018
 
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.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1972 is 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.

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