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The House voted 265-163 to approve a bill for veterans to enroll in VA Health Care automatically on Thursday. Otherwise known as the Veterans’ Smooth Transition, or EVEST, Act.

Veterans To Enroll In VA Health Care Automatically

Veterans who are eligible would be automatically enrolled in the VA health care system under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.

Currently, veterans must manually apply for VA health care benefits. The bill approved would require the department to enroll eligible veterans for VA health care automatically. The VA would also have to give way for veterans to opt out of benefits.

The bill would apply to veterans discharged 90 days before it becomes law. Moving forward, the Senate still needs to vote on the bill before the president can sign it into law.

“We know that the months following transition out of the military can be very stressful and particularly risky for new veterans in terms of mental health,” bill sponsor and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, D-Calif., said on the House floor on Thursday.

“This helps simplify the process and prevents veterans from potentially missing out on lifesaving care. It also keeps veterans from having to opt-in to VA care later and attempt to navigate a new bureaucracy on their own.”

The CBO estimated that the bill could cost about $3.1 billion over the next five years.

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James Cooper comes from a long line of Veterans and decided to enlist for the Marine Corps at the ripe age of 18-years-old following in his father's footsteps. Shortly after being medically discharged from the service, James decided to pursue a career in journalism. Having battled with the VA for years himself, he began to study the system and commit his career to help fellow disabled veterans.

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House Approves Bill For Veterans To Enroll In VA Health Care Automatically

The House voted 265-163 to approve a bill for veterans to enroll in VA Health Care automatically on Thursday. Otherwise known as the Veterans’ Smooth Transition, or EVEST, Act.

Veterans To Enroll In VA Health Care Automatically

Veterans who are eligible would be automatically enrolled in the VA health care system under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.

Currently, veterans must manually apply for VA health care benefits. The bill approved would require the department to enroll eligible veterans for VA health care automatically. The VA would also have to give way for veterans to opt out of benefits.

The bill would apply to veterans discharged 90 days before it becomes law. Moving forward, the Senate still needs to vote on the bill before the president can sign it into law.

“We know that the months following transition out of the military can be very stressful and particularly risky for new veterans in terms of mental health,” bill sponsor and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, D-Calif., said on the House floor on Thursday.

“This helps simplify the process and prevents veterans from potentially missing out on lifesaving care. It also keeps veterans from having to opt-in to VA care later and attempt to navigate a new bureaucracy on their own.”

The CBO estimated that the bill could cost about $3.1 billion over the next five years.

VA Disability Rating Support

If you or anyone you know served in the military, you may need help obtaining a fair disability rating and compensation. Contact Veteran Ratings. Veteran Ratings has a 95% chance of success in acquiring the rating and benefits you deserve.

Have a question? On the fence? Then contact us for more information. We are here for you — we proudly serve those who served. Veterans are our only priority because they made this the land of the free through their bravery and sacrifice.

Get The Benefits You Deserve

contact one of our consultants today for a free evaluation of your VA claim

learn more
James Cooper
James Cooper
James Cooper comes from a long line of Veterans and decided to enlist for the Marine Corps at the ripe age of 18-years-old following in his father's footsteps. Shortly after being medically discharged from the service, James decided to pursue a career in journalism. Having battled with the VA for years himself, he began to study the system and commit his career to help fellow disabled veterans.

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