Today, VA published in the Federal Register, a new final rule that increased access to VA Hospital and Outpatient Care for Medal of Honor Veterans. VA stated,
“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations governing eligibility for VA health care and copayment requirements to conform to recent statutory changes. VA is changing its enrollment criteria to move Medal of Honor recipients from priority category three to priority category one, and exempting recipients of the Medal of Honor from copayments for inpatient care, outpatient care, medications, and extended care services.
DATES: This final rule is effective on March 5, 2019.”