H.R.2715 - A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, with respect to the provision of medical benefits to certain former spouses of retired members of the Armed Forces.98th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Whitehurst, G. William [R-VA-2] (Introduced 04/21/1983)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||04/27/1983 Referred to Subcommittee on Military Personnel and Compensation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2715 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/21/1983)
Amends the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) to extend medical benefits to a former spouse who was married at least 20 years to a member with at least 20 years of service when a minimum of ten years rather than 20 years of such marriage and service coincide. Repeals the requirements that the former spouse be unmarried and have no medical coverage under an employee-sponsored health plan.
Grants medical benefits to a former spouse who has a disease or disability attributable to the nature or location of a member's or former member's military service. Limits the health care available to such former spouses to that necessary for the treatment of such a disease or disability.
Applies this Act to all eligible former spouses, regardless of the date of divorce.