Summary

                            A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to allow the Indian Health Service to cover the cost of a copayment of an Indian or Alaska Native veteran receiving medical care or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate
Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act

This bill amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to permit the Indian
Health Service (IHS) to pay copayments owed to the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) by Indian veterans for medical services authorized under the
Purchased/Referred Care program and administered at a VA facility.

The IHS, the VA, and tribal health programs, in consultation with impacted
tribes, must enter into a memorandum of understanding that authorizes the IHS or
a tribal health program to pay such copayments unless it would decrease the
quality of, or access to, health care for individuals receiving care from the
IHS or the VA.

The IHS and the VA must report on veterans who are eligible for IHS assistance
and have received care from the VA.



                        

Actions

  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 149.

    Jun 15th, 2017
  • Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven without amendment. With written report No. 115-112.

    Jun 15th, 2017
  • Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven without amendment. With written report No. 115-112.

    Jun 15th, 2017
  • Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.

    Mar 29th, 2017
  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

    Feb 3rd, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Feb 3rd, 2017