S. 2852: Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act

CBO Score

$205 million

Date of Report

Fri February 18th, 2022

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

117th Congress

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

Sponsor: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema — D — AZ

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. That authority would take effect at the end of fiscal year 2022 and would expire after five years. Used as an alternative to a nursing home, a medical foster home is a private home in which a trained caregiver provides daily assistance to a small group of veterans.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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