Congressional Budget Cost Estimate: S. 2365, Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act of 2019 [open pdf - 36KB]
This is the Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on December 11, 2019. From the Document: "S. 2365 would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reimburse Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) for the costs of health care that eligible Indian veterans would receive, without prior authorization, at UIO medical facilities. Except for substance abuse residential programs, nonprofit UIO medical facilities only provide outpatient medical services to American Indians and Alaska Natives in urban settings. Under current law, VA reimburses the Indian Health Services (IHS) and Tribal Operated Health Programs (THPs) for health care provided to eligible Indian veterans at IHS and THP medical facilities, but the agreement excludes UIOs."
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