H.R.4341 - To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a working group to review TRICARE policy with respect to providing health care to children and determine how to improve such policy, and for other purposes.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] (Introduced 03/29/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||07/10/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4341 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/29/2012)
Expresses the sense of Congress, among other things, that: (1) children of members of the Armed Forces deserve health-care practices and policies that are designed to meet their pediatric-specific needs and ensure and maintain their access to pediatric-specific treatment, providers, and facilities; and (2) the TRICARE program (a Department of Defense [DOD] managed health care program) should meet the needs of such children, including those with special needs and chronic conditions.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish a working group to review the TRICARE program and make appropriate recommendations with respect to pediatric-specific health care and health care settings. Requires an initial and final report from the working group to the congressional defense and appropriations committees.