H.R.1863 - Veterans Health Equity Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.1863 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (05/12/2011)
Veterans Health Equity Act of 2011 - 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: (1) at least one full-service VA medical center in the state, or (2) hospital care and medical services comparable to that provided in full-service VA medical centers through contract with other health providers in the state. Makes such requirement effective only to the extent and in amounts provided in advance in appropriations Acts.
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on compliance with such requirement, including its effect on improving the quality and standards of veterans' care.