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This is what taking care of our vets looks like

This is great news for veterans:

U.S. military veterans who find themselves in suicidal crisis will be eligible for free emergency medical care at any Department of Veterans Affairs facility or any private facility. 

Unlike for most other medical benefits, veterans do not have to be enrolled in the VA system to be eligible. More than 18 million veterans in the U.S. could be eligible. 

The new policy… will include up to 30 days of inpatient or crisis residential care and up to 90 days of follow-on outpatient care.

Here’s how it works: Vets won’t have to pay any copays or fees for emergency care, and if they get care at a private facility, the government will cover the costs. The VA will also reimburse vets for ambulance rides to hospitals.

Read more about the program from NBC News. >>