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 — 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
U.S. House Passes Bill to Increase Cost of Living for Disabled Vets and Expedite Benefit Payments
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that will provide a cost of living adjustment to VA-offered benefits for disabled veterans that would take effect in 2016. Cost of Living (COL) adjustments are made to match inflation and must be approved by Congress… Read more
By Hans Petersen
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Veterans Choice Program is a new, temporary benefit that allows eligible Veterans to receive health care in their communities rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility.
1: Am I eligible for the Choice Program?
You must have been enrolled in VA health care on or before… Read more