Tuesday, August 7

President Obama signs Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012



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President Obama signs Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012








An Act
To amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish hospital care and medical services
to veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, while the
water was contaminated at Camp Lejeune, to improve the provision of housing
assistance to veterans and their families, and for other purposes.

TITLE I—HEALTH CARE MATTERS
SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the ‘‘Janey Ensminger Act’’.
SEC. 102. HOSPITAL CARE AND MEDICAL SERVICES FOR VETERANS
STATIONED AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA.
(a) HOSPITAL CARE AND MEDICAL SERVICES FOR VETERANS.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—Paragraph (1) of section 1710(e) is
amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
‘‘(F) Subject to paragraph (2), a veteran who served on active
duty in the Armed Forces at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for
not fewer than 30 days during the period beginning on January
1, 1957, and ending on December 31, 1987, is eligible for hospital
care and medical services under subsection (a)(2)(F) for any of
the following illnesses or conditions, notwithstanding that there
is insufficient medical evidence to conclude that such illnesses or
conditions are attributable to such service:
‘‘(i) Esophageal cancer.
‘‘(ii) Lung cancer.
‘‘(iii) Breast cancer.
‘‘(iv) Bladder cancer.
‘‘(v) Kidney cancer.
‘‘(vi) Leukemia.
‘‘(vii) Multiple myeloma.
‘‘(viii) Myleodysplasic syndromes.
‘‘(ix) Renal toxicity.
‘‘(x) Hepatic steatosis.
‘‘(xi) Female infertility.
‘‘(xii) Miscarriage.
‘‘(xiii) Scleroderma.
‘‘(xiv) Neurobehavioral effects.
‘‘(xv) Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.’’.
(2) LIMITATION.—Paragraph (2)(B) of such section is
amended by striking ‘‘or (E)’’ and inserting ‘‘(E), or (F)’’.

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