S.49 - Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 01/22/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/09/2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.|
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Summary: S.49 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/22/2013)
Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with respect to each of the 48 contiguous states, to ensure that veterans who are eligible for hospital care and medical services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have access to: (1) at least one full-service VA medical center in the state, or (2) hospital care and medical services comparable to that provided in full-service VA medical centers through contract with other health providers in the state.
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on compliance with such requirement, including its effect on improving the quality and standards of veterans' care.