The Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act was signed by President Obama today. The Act addresses the funding gap that occurs when Congress fails to approve a federal budget – a situation that has occurred in 20 of the past 23 years, according to a press release by the Disabled American Veterans group.
The new legislation will allow the VA to apply for funds one year in advance in order to meet the needs of veterans registered in the VA’s healthcare system. Additionally, the Government Accountability Office will have authority to audit the budget process for the VA.
The Partnership for Veterans Health Care Budget Reform, The Military Coalition and former VA officials lobbied for the enactment of the Act.
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