Veteran’s Health Omnibus Bill News From Congress

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On Thursday, November 19, 2009, The Senate voted to pass a package of veteran’s bills (S1963) that included both S. 801 and S. 252, both important Veteran’s health care measures supported by BIAA.

The bill would expand services in rural areas and ensure that veterans who are catastrophically disabled or who need emergency care in the community are not charged for those services. It would also authorize VA hospitals to contract with non-VA providers to ensure that our returning service members have access to the care that they so desperately need and deserve.

Thank you to all of our grassroots advocates that responded to the two action alerts that helped to move this measure successfully through the Senate!