H.R.96 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes.116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 01/03/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/16/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.96 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/03/2019)
This bill expands eligibility for veterans for dental care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, the bill makes all veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system eligible for VA-provided dental services. Currently, only veterans who have a service-connected dental issue or meet other narrow criteria are eligible for certain dental services.
The bill phases in eligibility over four years based upon existing eligibility, degree of service-connected disability or other disability, prisoner of war status, award of a Purple Heart, financial need, or VA health care eligibility.