Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL) has introduced the Veterans Homecare Choice Act.
This bill looks to make it easier for those who served our country to have more options when it comes to picking their homecare service providers. Should the bill be sent to the President’s desk at some point, red tape would be reduced to allow veterans a more streamlined way to decide how they want to be taken care of as they age.
“Veterans, more than anyone, have earned the right to live their lives as they see fit, especially as they age,” Mast stated. “If they choose to stay in their own homes as they get older, red tape in Washington should not prevent them from making that choice. This bill is a simple fix that will expand access to valuable homecare services that improve the lives of veterans and their families,” he concluded.
This bill also draws bipartisan support. Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL) approved of the bill as well.
"As a Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, I am deeply committed to ensuring that the men and women who bravely defended our freedoms have the opportunities they need to achieve an overall better quality of life,” said Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick. "As a former CEO in the health care industry, I know firsthand the impact this bill will have on veterans' access to much-needed homecare services. It is an honor to join my colleague from the Sunshine State to ensure veterans and their families have the resources they need to live meaningful lives long after they hang up their uniforms,” stated Cherfilus-McCormick.
Overall, Mast believes that this bill will make a technical correction that will clarify Congressional intent and restore veterans’ freedom to choose the homecare service that best fits their needs.”
Last week, Mast expressed that he was could be introducing legislation to revamp the VA Home Loan program.