H.R.4779 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to recover from another department or agency of the United States the cost of providing health-care to veterans for nonservice-connected disabilities in the case of veterans who are also beneficiaries of that department or agency.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. AuCoin, Les [D-OR-1] (Introduced 04/07/1992)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/07/1992 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4779 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/07/1992)
Entitles the Department of Veterans Affairs to recover the reasonable cost of care or services provided to a veteran for a non-service-connected disability from another Federal department or agency to the extent that such veteran would have been eligible to receive payment for such care or services from such department or agency. Requires the amount recovered to be reduced by any required deductible or copayment. Subrogates the Department to any right or claim that the veteran may have against another department or agency in the receipt of such payment. Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations to determine the reasonable cost of care and services so provided. Directs the Comptroller General to report to the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees on comments and recommendations with respect to such regulations.
Provides that a veteran eligible through the Department for such care or services may not be denied such care or services or be required to make any copayment or deductible in order to receive such care. Directs that amounts recovered shall be credited to the current operating account of the Department facility that provided such care or services. Prohibits any amounts so credited from being offset by reductions in amounts otherwise available to such facility or in the total amount of funds made available to the Department for health care and medical services.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for enrollment under part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act at any time (without regard to special enrollment periods) in the case of any veteran over age 65 who is entitled to benefits under part A (Hospital Insurance) of such title.