There are several health care related provisions that would be extended, including:
The collection of copayments for hospital care and nursing home care;
Extending the requirement to provide nursing home care to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities;
Extending the authorization of funding for the support of caregivers, and the pilot program for child care for veterans receiving treatment;
Grants for rural health care for veterans, and counseling for women who have recently left the service.
Among the benefits related provisions that would be extended are the following:
The Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education would be extended;
Rehabilitation and vocational benefits would be extended for members of the Armed Forces with severe injuries or illnesses.
Numerous programs for homeless veterans would be reauthorized, including:
Reintegration programs, and programs for homeless veterans with children;
Housing assistance for homeless veterans and financial support for very low-income veterans in permanent housing;
Treatment and rehabilitation services for seriously mentally ill veterans;
Referral and counseling services for veterans that are at risk of homelessness.
There are also several provisions to provide additional appropriations for the construction of a VA medical facility in Denver, Colorado which has faced cost overruns and delays. It would receive an additional $625 million in funding, and be subject to a requirement to use a federal entity outside of the VA for project management.