S.239 - Veterans Health Equity Act of 2009
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous States are able to receive services in at least one full-service hospital of the Veterans Health Administration in the State or receive comparable services provided by contract in the State.
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This bill and its House equivalent, HR190
, seek to ensure that veterans (except those residing the states of Alaska and Hawaii), who are eligible for medical services through the Department of Veterans Affairs, have access to full-service hospitals affiliated with the Veterans Health Administration or comparable medical services and hospital care.
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1/14/2009--Introduced.Veterans Health Equity Act of 2009 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with respect to each of the 48 contiguous states, to ensure that veterans eligible for hospital care and medical services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have access to: (...Read the Rest