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Ask Veterans Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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03/04/2015Introduced in House

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11/17/2015Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
03/27/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/04/2015Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/04/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Veterans' Affairs03/04/2015 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health03/27/2015 Referred to
11/17/2015 Hearings by

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Introduced in House (03/04/2015)

Ask Veterans Act

Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with an experienced non-government entity to conduct an annual survey, over a five-year period, to determine the experiences of veterans in obtaining hospital care and medical services at each VA medical facility.

Requires those surveys to include questions relating to:

  • a veteran's ability to obtain hospital care and medical services at the facility in a timely manner,
  • the time between the date the veteran requests an appointment and the date the appointment is scheduled,
  • the frequency with which scheduled appointments are cancelled, and
  • the quality of hospital care or medical services received.

Directs the Secretary to make the results of the surveys publicly available on the VA's Internet website.