President Trump will soon sign the VA MISSION ACT of 2018 into law. Also known as the Caring For Our Veterans Act of 2018, this legislation establishes the Veterans Community Care Program to provide care in the community to veterans who are enrolled in the VA healthcare system or otherwise entitled to VA care.
Additionally the Act strengthens and supports the relationship between the VA, health care providers, and our veterans. Improvements to provider payments, communications, and accessibility are included. Veterans will be more informed about their health care options through education and training programs. In response to the opioid crisis, the law also ensures safe prescribing practices and authorizes health care providers to participate in the national network of State-based prescription drug monitoring programs.
Read a summary of the Act here.
On March 13, 2018, KY Governor Matt Bevin signed House Bill 64, the Colonel Ron Ray Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment and Recovery Act, into law.
Veterans from all services who suffer from TBI/PTSD can no longer be denied access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) chambers at public and private facilities across our Common Wealth. A significant improvement for medical services for our veteran service men and woman who have sacrificed so much for our country and deserve the best we can provide them.
Thank you for your support. Continue to spread the word and share this success with other states for our veterans around the nation.
Kentucky HB 64 successfully passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on February 21, 2018. Eunice Ray testified with State Representatives Stan Lee and Tim Moore for healing our brain injured soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen. We will keep you updated on the progression of this legislation, culminating in the Governor’s office in the coming weeks.