Summary: H.R.5579 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/23/1986)

Veterans' Health-Care Restoration Amendments of 1986 - Amends Federal law relating to hospital care for veterans to eliminate the means-test (a test focusing on the ability to pay) in the provision of hospital, nursing home, and outpatient or ambulatory care to certain veterans with non-service-connected disabilities. Authorizes the Administrator of Veterans Affairs to provide for such care to the extent that resources and facilities are otherwise available for such care. Directs the Administrator of Veterans Affairs, upon proper proof, to repay each veteran for expenses incurred in receiving (and paying for) the above services at another facility because the Administrator could not furnish such care or services.