H. Rept. 115-681 1 (2018-05-18)

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                     115TH CONGRESS                                           REPORT
                        2d Session      HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES              115-681






                                   VA BILLING ACCOUNTABILITY ACT



                      MAY 18, 2018.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of
                                         the Union and ordered to be printed



                       Mr. ROE of Tennessee, from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
                                           submitted the following


                                               REPORT

                                             [To accompany H.R. 1972]

                               [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                       The Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to whom was referred the
                     bill (H.R. 1972) to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize
                     the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of cer-
                     tain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical
                     services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Af-
                     fairs, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report
                     favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill
                     as amended do pass.

                                                   CONTENTS
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                     Purpose and Sum m ary  ...........................................................................................  5
                     Background and Need for  Legislation  ...................................................................  5
                     H e a rin g s  ...................................................................................................................  5
                     Subcom m ittee  Consideration  .................................................................................  6
                     C om m ittee  C onsideration  .......................................................................................  6
                     C om m ittee  V otes  ......................................................................................................  6
                     C om m ittee  C orrespondence  ....................................................................................
                     Com m ittee  Oversight  Findings  ...............................................................................  7
                     Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives ....................................  7
                     New Budget Authority, Entitlement Authority, and Tax Expenditures .............   7
                     Earm arks and  Tax  and  Tariff  Benefits  .................................................................  7
                     Com m ittee  Cost  E stim ate  .......................................................................................  7
                     Congressional Budget Office  Estim ate  ...................................................................  7
                     Federal M andates  Statem ent  ................................................................................  9
                     A dvisory  Com m ittee  Statem ent  .............................................................................  9
                     Constitutional Authority  Statem ent  ......................................................................  9
                     Applicability  to  Legislative  Branch  .......................................................................  9
                     Statement on  Duplication  of Federal Programs  ....................................................  9
                     Disclosure  of Directed  Rulem aking  ........................................................................  9
                     Section-by-Section  Analysis  of the  Legislation  ......................................................  10
                     Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill as Reported ......................................  11
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