H.R.2379 - Rural Veterans Access to Care Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Osborne, Tom [R-NE-3] (Introduced 06/05/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||03/09/2004 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: H.R.2379 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/05/2003)
Rural Veterans Access to Care Act of 2003 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that no less than five percent of the funds made available each fiscal year for the Medical Care appropriation of the Department of Veterans Affairs are used to improve access to medical services for highly rural or geographically remote veterans, including the use of such funds for: (1) acute or chronic sympton management; (2) nontherapeutic medical services; and (3) other appropriate medical services as determined by the director of the geographic service region involved. Provides for the allocation of such funds to such service regions.
Requires review of the operation of this Act and, if necessary, recommendation for an adjustment to the percentage of Medical Care funds required for such purpose.