Currently, veterans above certain income levels and without serious service-connected disabilities are unable to receive care. Sanders’ Veterans Health Care Eligibility Expansion and Enhancement Act of 2013 would reaffirm the nation’s commitment to those veterans with the most severe service-connected disabilities and lowest incomes and expand access to veterans currently unable to enroll in three important ways.
WASHINGTON, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 31, 2013. The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs yesterday held a hearing to examine health and benefits legislation, including a bill by Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to significantly expand access to health care. Sanders’ bill would expand access to the high-quality, cost-effective health care that the Department of Veterans Affairs now provides to approximately 6.5 million veterans each year.