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.

VA to Take Immediate Actions on Timely Payments to Community Providers

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
VA Secretary Shulkin

Funding to Increase Veterans Access to Health Care and Strengthen VA Workforce

“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

New Regulation Decreases Cost of Outpatient Medication Copay for Most Veterans

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

VA provides service dog benefits to Veterans with mental health disorders

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

The Soldiers Project "Life After The Military" Panel Discussion

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

House Passes Cost of Living Adjustment For Disabled Veterans

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

10 Things to Know About the Veterans Health Administration Choice Program

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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1: Am I eligible for the Choice Program? You must have been enrolled in VA… Read more