H.R.4080 - Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] (Introduced 11/19/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/03/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4080 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/19/2015)
Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act
This bill makes any veteran who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations during specified conflicts eligible for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for any mental illness through the Department of Veterans Affairs, notwithstanding insufficient medical evidence to conclude that the mental illness is attributable to such service.
The conflicts specified include World War II, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam era, the Persian Gulf War, Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, or any other period of war after the Persian Gulf War, or in combat against a hostile force during any period of hostilities.