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Introduced in House (01/22/1992)

Comprehensive Preventive Health Care Act of 1992 - Mandates establishment of a schedule, broken down by age and gender, of recommended preventive health care services.

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to add the services to the definition of "medical and other health services." Excludes items or services on the schedule which are not provided in accordance with the schedule.

Amends Federal law relating to veterans' benefits to add the services to: (1) the definition of "medical services;" and (2) provisions relating to eligibility for outpatient services.

Amends Federal law relating to health insurance for Federal employees to allow the services to be covered under service benefit plans and indemnity benefit plans.

Establishes a project to demonstrate the effectiveness in providing preventive health care services in improving the health of individuals and reducing the aggregate costs of providing health care. Mandates five-year grants to 50 counties to: (1) provide specified preventive services to individuals otherwise unable to pay; (2) conduct a study and report to the Congress regarding preventive service requirements imposed by each State on health benefit plans offered to residents of the State; and (3) dissemination of information on preventive care, the importance of periodic examinations, and the need to maintain a family medical history.