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Veterans Health Care Bill Headed to President

The House on October 16 passed, by voice vote, a bill (H.R. 4850) pertaining to veterans health care, sending the measure to the President. The Senate amended and approved the measure by unanimous consent on October 12. The bill originally passed the House on July 25. The measure includes a provision to make women veterans eligible for a special monthly compensation award for the service-connected loss of one or both breasts, including a loss due to a modified or radical mastectomy. The language is similar to a bill (H.R. 3998) sponsored by Rep. Lane Evans (D-IL).

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