President Signs Veterans Benefits Bill

Jan 01, 2007

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America's Veterans


President Bush recently signed legislation that will improve benefits and health care for America's veterans and their families along a broad front. The legislation, S. 3421, the Veterans Benefits, Healthcare, and Information Technology Act of 2006, includes $3.2 billion in funding to enhance veterans' benefits and health care, secure sensitive personal information, authorize VA health care facility construction nationwide, $65 million to increase the number of clinicians treating post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) expands tele-health initiatives invaluable to rural veterans, increases the number of community-based outpatient clinics able to treat mental illnesses.