H.R.617 - No Coronavirus Copays for Veterans Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 01/28/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/16/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.617 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/28/2021)
No Coronavirus Copays for Veterans Act
This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from requiring a co-payment or other cost sharing for qualifying preventive services related to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). A qualifying preventive service is intended to prevent or mitigate COVID-19 and is either (1) an evidence-based item or service with an A or B rating in the current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or (2) an immunization that has in effect a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to the individual involved.
Such a prohibition shall take effect 15 business days after the date on which a recommendation is made regarding a qualifying preventive service related to COVID-19.