Congress is currently considering H.R. 914, known as the Dental Care for Veterans Act. Please urge your U.S. representatives to co-sponsor and support this bill.
At present, Veterans can only receive dental care if they are 1) permanently and completely disabled due to a service-connected incident, 2) have a service-related dental condition, or 3) have a service-related medical condition that is affected by their dental condition.
The purpose of H.R.914 is “To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes.”
The bill replaces H.R.96, which stalled in subcommittee in 2019 and 2020. The current bill was introduced on Feb. 2, 2021, by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), then referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where it has attracted 30 co-sponsors. More co-sponsors are crucial for the bill to survive.
To learn more about the bill, click here.
For a list of current co-sponsors, click here.
To find your representative by zip code, click here.Once you’re on your representative’s page, click on his or her name to get to his or her website. Once you’re there, click on Contact Us and share your support for the bill. Be sure to include the bill number in your communication.