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POSITION OF THE VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION ON
BILLS RELATED TO PROVISION OF NURSING CARE
FOR VETERANS, JUDICIAL REVIEW OF CLAIMS FOR
COMPENSATION, PROPOSED CHANGES IN PENSION AND
COMPENSATION PROGRAM, A "PEACETIME G.I. BILL,"
REOPENING OF NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE
PROGRAM, AND AUTHORITY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF

VA HOSPITALS

APRIL 3, MAY 28, 1963

Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans Affairs

3-61773 )

Pages of all hearings are numbered cumulatively to permit a
comprehensive index at the end of the Congress. Page num-
bers lower than those in this hearing refer to other legislation.

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1963

97808

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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

E ROSS ADAIR, Indiana JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

PAUL A. FINO, New York WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois

HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Delaware ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH, Kansas HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina JAMES E. BROMWELL, Iowa RAY ROBERTS, Texas ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio DON EDWARDS, California JOHN O. MARSH, JR., Virginia GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California

OLIVER E. MEADOWS, Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION

JAMES A, HALEY, Florida, Chairman ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania JOHN O. MARSH, JR., Virginia

HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina, Chairman HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina PAUL A. FINO, New York RAY ROBERTS, Texas

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California

SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING

THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOSPITALS

ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia, Chairman JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

PAUL A. FINO, New York ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois

HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin RAY ROBERTS, Texas

ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH, Kansas HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Delaware JAMES E. BROMWELL, Iowa ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio GEORGE 3. BROWN, JR., California

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING

HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Delaware, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio JOHN O. MARSH, JR., Virginia

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSURANCE

ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee, Chairman HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio

ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH, Kansas GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California

JAMES E. BROMWELL, Iowa

S. 11 Jy 63

1963

R.V.S.

CONTENTS

Page

Adair, Hon. E. Ross-

167–169

Ayres, Hon. William H.

169, 174, 175

Budget, Bureau of the, letter of -

396-397
Bureau of the Budget. (See Budget, Bureau of the.)
Chairman. (See Teague, Hon. Olin E.)
Committee staff: Patterson, Edwin B., counsel.-

318, 319, 337, 398, 399
Compensation, administration position on various proposals.

364–402
Dependency and indemnity compensation, administration position on
pending proposals

366-369

Dorn, Hon. W. J. Bryan...

178, 294, 309, 318, 319

Driver, William J. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Education for peacetime veterans, administration position on. 365–366, 402-405

Edwards, Hon. Don.

180, 297

Ellsworth, Hon. Robert F.

181, 194, 195, 197, 198, 294

Engle, Dr. H. M. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Everett, Hon. Robert A.--.

170, 171, 172, 174–177, 182, 183, 321

Fable, Robert C., Jr. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Farmer, A. W. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Fino, Hon. Paul À..

180, 297, 309, 322

Gleason, John S., Jr. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Haley, Hon. James A.

168–170, 177–180, 184, 325, 329, 336

Halpern, Hon. Seymour-

181, 182, 322

Hospital projects, administration position on bills related to.

367

Insurance, administration position on various proposals-- 362, 369–377, 394-400

Intermediate care. (See Nursing care.)

Judicial review of veterans' compensation claims:

Administration position on proposed bills.

311-359

Independent medical expert study-

339-357

Kornegay, Hon. Horace R.

177, 178,
296, 297, 309, 310, 313–323, 330-332, 336, 337, 398, 402, 403

Libonati, Hon. Roland V.

361, 377-382, 392–394

Marsh, Hon. John O., Jr.-

180, 297
Military Appeals, Court of, status of cases..

334-335
Nursing care:
Administration position on provision of facilities.

143-184
Beds availability in selected VA hospitals based on subcommittee sur-
vey--

151-163
Eligibles in VA hospitals.

147-151

Patterson, Edwin B. (See Committee staff.)

Peacetime veterans:

Administration position on various proposals -

365-366, 402-405

Benefits available for...

404-405

Pensions:

Administration position on proposed bills -

184, 377–382, 386–391

Comparison of representative bills with existing law.

186–187

Cost estimates of representative bills..

190–192

Cost effects of pending proposals ---

382-383, 385–386

Claims: Direct Benefit Payments, 1955–2000 (estimated under exist-

ing law)---

196–197

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