This week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., showcased his proposal to expand TRICARE for disabled veterans.
Steube reintroduced the “Veterans True Choice Act,” which he championed during the 116th Congress, last month.
“This legislation would amend title 10 of the United States Code to provide eligibility for TRICARE Select to veterans with service-connected disabilities. Specifically, this legislation would allow veterans to use local providers if a local Veterans Affairs (VA) facility does not offer the necessary services. Through this, veterans could go to the providers they choose for the health care they need and deserve without having to wait for 30-60 days to receive care,” the congressman’s office noted.
Steube highlighted the bill on Monday.
“Though we will never be able to fully repay our nation’s veterans, providing them with access to quality health care is a good place to start,” Steube said. “The Veterans True Choice Act can deliver on this by offering new choices for our heroes to select local providers when necessary, and by preventing our veterans from being forced to travel hundreds of miles or wait for months to receive the care they deserve.”
The bill was sent to the U.S. House Armed Services and the Veterans Affairs Committees. So far, there are no cosponsors in the House and no companion measure over in the U.S. Senate.
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