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04/08/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

More Real Support For Veterans

There are a lot of small improvements happening to support the troops after they come home; not reported significantly, since no drama.

Check out the basics from the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America:

President Obama signed the "Veterans' Emergency Care Fairness Act" into law on Thursday. The Department of Veterans Affairs can now reimburse veterans enrolled in VA health care for the remaining cost of emergency treatments if the veteran's outside insurance only covers part of the cost. Previously, the VA only reimbursed veterans or paid outside hospitals if the veteran had no outside health insurance.

More from the Catholic Veterans of the USA:

"For veterans with limited insurance, a trip to the emergency room should not result in financial ruin," said Chairman Akaka, who introduced the bill in the Senate last year. "With this new law, VA will be positioned to help veterans who are enrolled in VA care whose insurance does not cover the full cost of emergency treatment."

The Veterans' Emergency Care Fairness Act, signed into law by President Obama last night, will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to reimburse veterans enrolled in VA health care for the remaining cost of emergency treatment if the veteran has outside insurance that only covers part of the cost. Previously, VA could reimburse veterans or pay outside hospitals directly only if a veteran has no outside health insurance.

Disclaimer: I'm working with both the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs, for even more improvements for vets.