This new law is a good start, but there is still much work to do. We will fight each and every day to deliver the long-awaited reforms our veterans deserve, and to protect those who have so courageously protected each and every one of us...
What this Act about it so the USA Veterans can go see the doctor of there Choice no more waiting for Doctors for Months to get help and no More long Drives to go to nearest VA Hospital these is great News for all the Veterans in the USA They have waited a long time for these to happen and Trump Did he signed the Act This truly is Awesome world News for our Vets This is Breaking News and Great News today for all the Veterans that have served the USA S. 544 the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act this helps improve Healthcare for Our Veterans of the US Today at the White House 2017 April 19
Passed Senate without amendment (04/03/2017)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
(Sec. 1) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to eliminate the August 7, 2017, sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program, thus allowing the program to operate until all of the money in the Veterans Choice Fund is expended.
(Sec. 2) The bill makes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the primary payer (currently the VA is the secondary payer) for medical care relating to non-service connected disabilities and recovery of costs from third parties for certain care under the program.
(Sec. 3) The VA may share medical information with a non-VA entity (including private entities and other federal agencies) that provides veterans with authorized hospital care or medical services. Such entity may not redisclose or use such information for a purpose other than that for which the disclosure was made.