Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009
The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act will reform and improve veterans’ health services by supporting wounded veterans and their families and caregivers, expanding care for female veterans, improving mental health services, and increasing access to health care for veterans in rural areas.
To address the unique needs of the growing number of returning women soldiers, the bill will improve health services for almost 2 million female veterans. With this legislation, the VA will be able to provide care for female veterans’ newborns for the first time in history. It will also improve access to care for veterans in rural areas, ensure that the VA can better treat veterans suffering from mental health issues, and provide the VA with resources to learn more about the tragically high suicide rate among veterans. The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act will also support family members and caregivers who look after our injured veterans to bring them the relief they deserve.