Accession Number : ADA559725
Title : Veterans Medical Care: FY2011 Appropriations
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Panangala, Sidath V
Report Date : 21 Mar 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides benefits to veterans who meet certain eligibility criteria. Benefits to veterans range from disability compensation and pensions to hospital and medical care. The VA provides these benefits through three major operating units: the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). This report focuses on the VHA. The VHA is primarily a direct service provider of primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services to veterans through the nation s largest integrated health care system. Veterans generally must enroll in the VA health care system to receive medical care. Eligibility for enrollment is based primarily on previous military service, disability, and income. VA provides free inpatient and outpatient medical care to veterans for service-connected conditions and to low-income veterans for nonservice-connected conditions. The Obama Administration released its FY2011 budget on February 1, 2010. The President requested an overall funding amount of $48.8 billion for VHA for FY2011, an increase of $3.7 billion over the enacted amount in FY2010. Furthermore, as required by the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-81), the Administration requested $50.6 billion in advance appropriations for FY2012 for the three medical care accounts: medical services, medical support and compliance, and medical facilities.
Descriptors : *FEDERAL BUDGETS , *MEDICAL SERVICES , BENEFITS , HEALTH , HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT , HOSPITALS , INCOME , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , PATIENTS , PHYSICAL DISABILITIES , PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , SOCIAL WELFARE
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Economics and Cost Analysis
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE