H.R.627 - Veterans' Prescription Drug and Surviving Spouses Assistance Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] (Introduced 02/05/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||02/20/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.627 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Veterans' Prescription Drug and Surviving Spouses Assistance Act of 2003 - Suspends, for five years, the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the required copayment for medication furnished to veterans on an outpatient basis for the treatment of non-service-connected disabilities.
Introduced in House (02/05/2003)
Increases the maximum annual rates of pensions for surviving spouses of war veterans. Amends the Social Security Act to exclude the amount of such rate increases from a surviving spouse's income for purposes of Medicaid (title XIX) eligibility.