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H.R. 617: No Coronavirus Copays for Veterans Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 28, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 617

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 28, 2021

(for herself, Ms. Brownley, Mr. Zeldin, and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from charging veterans copayments for preventive services relating to COVID–19.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Coronavirus Copays for Veterans Act.

2.

Prohibition on copayments and cost sharing for veterans receiving preventive services relating to COVID–19

(a)

Prohibition

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may not require any copayment or other cost sharing under chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, for qualifying coronavirus preventive services. The requirement described in this subsection shall take effect with respect to a qualifying coronavirus preventive service on the specified date.

(b)

Definitions

In this section, the terms qualifying coronavirus preventive service and specified date have the meaning given those terms in section 3203 of the CARES Act (Public Law 116–136).