Tuesday , September 19 2017
Home | News | National News | Reps O’Rourke, Coffman Introduce Veteran Prescription Continuity Act

Reps O’Rourke, Coffman Introduce Veteran Prescription Continuity Act

Congressman Beto O’Rourke today introduced the bipartisan Veteran Prescription Continuity Act with Congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado.

The bill would help ensure service members can get the same prescription drugs they are receiving on active duty once they leave the military and get their health care through the VA.

“Our military heroes should receive the best medicines regardless of whether they are active duty or veteran. This legislation ensures that will be the case,” said O’Rourke.

Right now there’s no guarantee a patient can be prescribed the same drug by a VA doctor as a DOD doctor unless that medication is for post-traumatic stress or chronic pain.

“Our veterans deserve a seamless transition, when they leave active duty and go into the VA system, that prevents any delays in providing them with the health care benefits that they have earned through their military service,” said Coffman.

The Veteran Prescription Continuity Act requires the VA and DOD to work together to ensure a veteran can access the same prescriptions he or she received while on active duty, regardless of the condition being treated.

About Staff Report

Staff Reports are just that, Staff Reporting the news. No skew, no opinion just the news. We pride ourselves on making sure that we bring you the news as soon as it is published, submitted or sent to us. No need to have a reporter rewrite or give their opinion. The facts nothing more.

Check Also

U.S. Rep. McCaul Urges Trump to Call out Putin on Election Meddling

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, publicly pressed President …

728×90