S. 1040, a bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care from the Department of Veterans Affairs to include veterans of World War II
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on July 28, 2021
Under current law, World War II (WWII) veterans with service-connected disabilities or with incomes below certain thresholds are eligible to enroll in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). S. 1040 would make all WWII veterans eligible for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care from VA. Veterans who are currently eligible for care solely because of low incomes also would be eligible for care at a higher priority level than they currently receive. They also would be eligible for reduced copayments for care.