Additional Veterans Health Care Funding Released

Two People Reviewing Report

President Bush this week approved $3.7 billion in emergency funding for veterans health care which was deemed "contingency" spending in the fiscal 2008 omnibus appropriations bill passed in December.

This represents another significant step to improve health care for returning service members and veterans.

As a result of this additional funding, the Department of Veterans Affairs' funding for fiscal 2008 totals $87.6 billion – $8 billion more than was provided in fiscal 2007.