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The Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act

S. 131: Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2013

Summary: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured veterans and their spouses, and for other purposes. (More Info)

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RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association 11,327 Facebook fans 4,009 Twitter followers

RESOLVE supports this bill that will provide fertility counseling and medical treatment to veterans wounded in the line of duty. These veterans have many necessary medical services available to them upon returning home, yet if their military services has rendered them infertile, they have no access to medical treatment to have a child. By providing this coverage, veterans have a chance at the family they always dreamed of. For many wounded veterans, assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF may be their only hope of ever having a biological child with their spouse.

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PTSD Survivors of America

Senate Bill 131 also provides for an expansion of the pilot childcare program mandated by Public Law 111–163, as part of Section 205 of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. The pilot program (recently extended for a single year under HR Bill 1412) currently serves the Veteran populations of Buffalo (NY); Northport (NY); and Tacoma (WA). An expansion of this program, to serve the needs of Veterans nationwide, is necessary. More than 10 percent of Veterans undergoing readjustment counseling and related mental health services miss appointments due to unreliable child care. This severely disrupts their ...

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