What happened to the Bill for all Caregivers that was supposed to be signed on Memorial Day?

Posted on: Wednesday, June 06, 2018
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What happened to the Bill for all Caregivers that was supposed to be signed on Memorial Day?

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Hi Jim,was wondering why is President Trump holding up signing the Bill into law for all era's of Caregivers now that the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved Veterans now eligible to receive these benefits? The goal was to have President Trump sign the Bill on Memorial day but that as you know has come and gone. Has anything changed?

 

Jim's Reply

If I had any clue what anyone is doing to fix the many issues at VA, I'd share it with the world. Unfortunately I don't and I don't think anyone else does either. I'm advising vets to ignore the politics as best they can. The programs and benefits that are here today are what we have to work with and with a little planning, we can still get pretty good services. I do believe that 5 years from now we'll be looking at a vastly different VA. I see a lot of routine veteran health care as being done in the community with a program like CHAMPVA. The CHAMPVA program is widely accepted (like Medicare) and is good insurance. Ten years down the road benefits will be processed like IRS forms. If you claim (x) it's likely to be quickly awarded and then audited much later. If every American can do that to a tax form, why not vets and minor disabling claims? But for now, what you see is what you get. There are more obstacles ahead before this is over.

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