H.R.2876 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reimburse veterans for the reasonable value of hospital care and medical services provided at rural hospitals that could otherwise be provided to such veterans in facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Watkins, Wes [D-OK-3] (Introduced 07/12/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/12/1989 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2876 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/12/1989)
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reimburse a veteran for the reasonable value of hospital care or medical services to which such veteran is entitled, and for which such veteran has made payment, if such care or services were rendered in a hospital located in a rural area (as defined under the Social Security Act). Requires such reimbursement to include travel and incidental expenses associated with such care or services.
Prohibits the Secretary from using the requirements of this Act as a basis for closing any existing health-care facility, reducing the number of hospital beds at any medical center, or modifying any construction or capital improvement project.