Category: Affordable Care Act – VA Medical Benefits
News about the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and how it relates to your VA Medical Benefits.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began deploying Mobile Vet Center units, the week of March 16, to expand direct counseling, outreach and care coordination to Veterans in communities affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first of the mobile units was dispatched to various cities to include boroughs in New York City, a second unit was sent… Read more
WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made public, March 27, the COVID-19 Response Plan it is executing within its medical facilities to protect Veterans, their families and staff.
VA deems the plan a valuable tool that’s useful for the nationwide medical community.
The “For Official Use Only” designation has been removed from the plan, making it… Read more
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a series of immediate actions to improve the timeliness of payments to community providers.
The actions will address the issue of delayed payments head-on and produce sustainable fixes that solve ongoing payment issues that affect Veterans, community providers and other VA partners.
“It is vital to the health of… Read more
“On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the nation’s Veterans, I want to commend the leadership of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on their agreement on legislation that will greatly benefit Veterans.
Recently, I notified the committees of an issue that arose from Veterans’ increased use of the Veterans Choice program. Because of this surge… Read more
Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation on copayments for Veterans’ outpatient medications for non-service connected conditions. VA currently charges non-exempt Veterans either $8 or $9 for each 30-day or less supply of outpatient medication, and under current regulations, a calculation based on the medication of the Medical Consumer Price Index (CPI-P) would be used… Read more
August 18, 2016 – WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is piloting a protocol to implement veterinary health benefits for mobility service dogs approved for Veterans with a chronic impairment that substantially limits mobility associated with mental health disorders.
“We take our responsibility for the care and safety of Veterans very seriously,” said VA… Read more
Remember our veterans and join The Soldiers Project in honoring them this Memorial Day
The Soldiers Project invites you to their “Life After The Military” panel discussion to find out how you can support local heroes. The event is absolutely FREE!
Where: Volunteers of America, 10618 Schirra Ave., Mather, CA 95655
When: Tuesday May 24th
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Refreshments… Read more