Congress Focuses on Expanding Health Care for Vets Affected by Toxic Exposure

Congress is reviewing a large roster of bills that could potentially provide much-needed health care to millions of veterans with service-related toxic exposure.

According to an article published by, “The debate over health care for victims of toxic exposure amounts to a legislative ultramarathon for advocates and lawmakers championing the issue, amid little mainstream media coverage and what will likely be sticker shock when the final price tag is tallied — something that could scare away lawmakers and sink ambitious measures. The Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees are set to hold coordinated hearings on bills related to toxic exposure, the panels announced Tuesday. The Senate committee will have its hearing Wednesday; the House hearing will be held May 5.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability