A NEW dental care bill for 2019


A NEW dental bill was introduced on January 3, 2019, to the U.S. House of Representatives.

This bill is different from the Senate’s Veterans Dental Care Eligibility Expansion and Enhancement Act of 2018, which we previously informed you about. That bill is now a dead bill, having not been signed into law at the end of the previous congressional session.

Known as H.R. 96, this new bill proposes to amend Title 38 of the United States Code to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service.

To read the full text of this bill, click here.

The Italian American Veterans Museum urges you to support this bill by contacting your U.S. Representatives and asking them to co-sponsor and support this bill.

The bill already has the support of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis. Click here for a downloadable PDF of his letter of support.

To see if your U.S. Representative is already a co-sponsor of this bill, click here and scroll down to Co-sponsors.

To find the name and contact information of your U.S. Representative, click here and enter your ZIP code and address.

Your message can be as simple as the following:

Dear Representative XX,
Dental care for U.S. veterans is woefully inadequate. H.R. 96 will help correct those longstanding inadequacies. I urge you to co-sponsor and support this important piece of legislation.
Sincerely,
(Your name)

We also urge you to notify your veteran organizations, family and friends to contact their U.S. Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor and support this bill.

You can do that by copying and pasting the following message and sending it to your email list.

Dear XX,
The U.S. House of Representatives is currently considering legislation that will dramatically improve dental care to our veterans. Click here for more information.
Thank you,
(Your name)