H.R.6393 - Veterans Health Access Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Barber, Ron [D-AZ-8] (Introduced 09/13/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||10/05/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6393 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/13/2012)
Veterans Health Access Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, when it is determined that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities are not capable of furnishing economic hospital care or medical services because of geographical inaccessibility or the care or services required, to determine whether or not to furnish such care or services to a veteran in a non-VA facility. Requires such determination to be made within 30 days following the request for such care or services.
Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to authorize the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to allow any former member of the Armed Forces with a severe injury or illness to receive necessary medical and dental care in a non-VA facility when such care is determined by the member's physician to be in their best interest. Extends such authority through 2016.