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H.R. 2601 (115th): VICTOR Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2601, as amended, would increase access to care in community transplant centers through the Choice program by requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to consider medical necessity and unusual/excessive travel burdens before requiring veterans in need of transplant care to travel to VA transplant centers. Specifically, veterans who live more than 100 miles from one of the nation’s 13 transplant centers would be allowed to seek care at a federally certified, non-VA facility that covers Medicare patients.

Generally, VA requires veterans in need of solid organ or bone marrow transplants to travel to VA Transplant Centers to receive their transplant procedure and related services, where waiting times average 32% longer than those at non-VA facilities. The Journal of the American Medical Association recently found that ...

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Neal Dunn

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

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Last Updated: Nov 8, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
May 23, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 7, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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History

May 23, 2017
 
Introduced

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Oct 24, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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Nov 2, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 7, 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.

Nov 7, 2017
 
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.

H.R. 2601 (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. 2601. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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