Bipartisan House-Senate Package Would Address ‘Gaps’ in Veterans Care

May 20, 2024

A new legislative package “includes a number of bipartisan and bicameral proposals to reform and improve the delivery of healthcare, benefits and services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans, their families and their survivors,” according to a press release by the sponsors, Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chair Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and ranking Republican Jerry Moran (R-Va.), along with House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chair Mike Bost (R-Ill.).

“We have listened to veterans and stakeholders to find the gaps within VA’s services and consider common-sense legislation to improve them where we can,” Bost said.

According to a bill summary, the “Senator Elizabeth Dole 21st Century Veterans Healthcare and Benefits Improvement Act” addresses health care quality, support for caregivers, suicide prevention, education assistance, home loans, disability benefits and other areas.

Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mhecaela J. Watts

May 20, 2024

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