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Short Titles as Introduced

Veterans Health ID Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which eligible veterans may elect to receive hospital care and medical services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

02/28/2017Introduced in House

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03/06/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
02/28/2017Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/28/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs02/28/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health03/06/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/28/2017)

Veterans Health ID Act

This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a two-year pilot program under which: (1) eligible veterans may elect to receive hospital care and services at non-VA facilities, and (2) the VA shall reimburse such facilities for the cost of such care and services.

An "eligible veteran" is a veteran who: (1) is enrolled in the VA's patient enrollment system, and (2) resides in a geographic area selected by the VA. The VA shall select: (1) one geographic area within each Veterans Integrated Service Network, and (2) NJ-2 as the geographic area for participation in the pilot program for Veterans Integrated Service Network 4.

The VA shall: (1) issue a unique identification card to each eligible veteran who elects to receive hospital care and medical services at non-VA facilities under the pilot program, and (2) take steps to ensure that such veterans receive such care and services at such non-VA facilities.