H.R.388 - Veterans Health Equity Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] (Introduced 01/10/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.388 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/10/2017)
Veterans Health Equity Act of 2017
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that veterans eligible for hospital care and medical services through the VA have access to: (1) at least one full-service VA hospital in each of the 48 contiguous states, or (2) hospital care and medical services comparable to that provided in full-service VA hospitals through contract with other health providers in such states.
Directs the VA to report on compliance with such requirement, including its effect on improving the quality and standards of veterans' care.