H.R. 1527: Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act

CBO Score

$222 million

Date of Report

Mon March 23rd, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the placement of veterans in non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently.

Sponsor: Rep. Clay Higgins — R — LA

Authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay for up to 900 veterans with severe service-connected disabilities to live in medical foster homes. A medical foster home—an alternative to a nursing home—is a private home in which a trained caregiver provides services to a few people. That authority would take effect at the start of fiscal year 2021 and would expire after three years. VA currently inspects and approves medical foster homes to care for veterans. The department provides case management and home-based health care to veterans in those homes. Those veterans pay for their room and board. H.R. 1527 authorizes VA to pay for those living expenses as well.

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