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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

HEALTHY Vets Act of 2013
Help Establish Access to Local Timely Healthcare for Your Vets Act of 2013

Official Titles

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with community health care providers to improve access to health care for veterans in highly rural areas, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/13/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
02/22/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
02/13/2013Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/13/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs02/13/2013 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health02/22/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/13/2013)

Help Establish Access to Local Timely Healthcare for Your Vets Act of 2013 or HEALTHY Vets Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in the case of a veteran for whom Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities are geographically inaccessible (as defined under this Act), to contract for the provision of the following care: (1) primary care; (2) acute or chronic symptom management; (3) nontherapeutic medical services; and (4) other medical services determined appropriate by the director of the appropriate VA service region, after consultation with the VA physician responsible for such veteran's primary care.

Authorizes the Secretary to waive such requirement upon demonstrating, on an individual basis, that the costs of providing the contract care significantly outweigh the benefits of localized health care.