S. 578 (98th): Veterans Health Care and Programs Improvement Act of 1983


Feb 23, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 20, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Alan Simpson

Senator from Wyoming


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for adult day health care services for veterans, to authorize the Veterans' Administration to administer a community residential care program, to establish a presumption of service-connection for former prisoners of war suffering from dysthymic disorder and to revise and clarify eligibility for reimbursement of expenses of travel for Veterans' Administration health care.

Summary (CRS)

6/28/1983--Indefinitely postponed in Senate.(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H.R. 2920 passed in lieu) Veterans' Health Care and Programs Improvement Act of 1983 - TitleI - Veterans Administration Health Care ProgramsAuthorizes ... Read more >

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Feb 23, 1983

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 20, 1983
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 578”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


13 cosponsors (7D, 6R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 2920 (Related)
Veterans Health Care Amendments of 1983

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 21, 1983

S. 664 (Related)
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of ...

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 20, 1983

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