H.R.6127 - Extension of Health Care Eligibility for Veterans Who Served at Qarmat Ali Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-4] (Introduced 09/15/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/29/2010 Subcommittee Hearings Held.|
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Summary: H.R.6127 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/15/2010)
Extension of Health Care Eligibility for Veterans Who Served at Qarmat Ali Act - Makes eligible for hospital and nursing home care and medical services for any disability, notwithstanding sufficient medical evidence to conclude that such disability is associated with exposure to sodium dichromate (or other toxic substances), a veteran who: (1) served on active duty at or near the water injection plant at Qarmat Ali, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom; (2) is notified by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) of possible exposure to sodium dichromate during such service; and (3) enrolls in the VA patient enrollment system within five years after such notification.
Authorizes the Secretary to base a notification of possible exposure to sodium dichromate (or other toxic substances) on information received from the Secretary of Defense (DOD).