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Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- senate Committees
- The house Passed July 24th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
HealthCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedFebruary 14th, 2017
- house Committees
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VA Provider Equity Act
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
VA Provider Equity Act (Sec. 2) This bill: (1) makes a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) doctor of podiatric medicine eligible for any supervisory position to the same degree as a VHA physician, and (2) increases the pay grade of podiatric surgeons to match the compensation of other VA surgeons, physicians, and dentists. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shall establish standards to ensure that specialists appointed to supervisory VHA positions do not provide direct clinical oversight for purposes of peer review or practice evaluation for providers of other clinical specialties. (Sec. 3) The bill revises the extension date from September 30, 2027, to September 30, 2026, for the $90 per month limit on a VA pension paid to veterans residing in nursing homes when their nursing costs are paid through title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act.
do away with the VA and just give the veterans a card that can be accepted at hospitals in order that they can see whom ever they choose. it is called a free market. medical care should not be dependent upon your veteran status. it doesn't matter if my knee is in pain from miles rucked with the USMC or from a love of backpacking.