WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Jacky Rosen (D-N.V.) last week introduced the Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act (S.2392), a bill to authorize veterans’ expenses for emergency ambulance services to non-VA facilities to be reimbursed by the VA.

“Emergency ambulance bills deliver huge financial burdens to our veterans,” says Senator Cramer. “Our bill corrects unfair regulations that harm those who offered their lives for our country and ensures they are given the health care benefits they have earned.”

“Each year, over 100,000 veterans face the struggle of paying for out of pocket expenses for emergency ambulance services due to VA regulations,” says Senator Rosen. “This legislation would address this problem by providing veterans with reimbursement for emergency ambulance services. I will continue working on commonsense legislation that looks out for the health and wellbeing of our veterans in Nevada, and across our country.” 

This bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this year by Reps. Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). It is endorsed by The American Legion, VFW, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), and the American Ambulance Association.