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Expanding Healthcare Services for Veterans: The PACT Act in the Finger Lakes and Beyond

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 25, 2024
Thousands of veterans to receive enhanced health coverage through full implementation of PACT Act

The PACT (Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics) Act is set to expand health care services for veterans across the United States, including those in the Finger Lakes region. On Monday, Rep. Joe Morelle (D-25), along with other local officials and representatives from the VA, gathered in downtown Rochester to discuss this new phase of the legislation. Outreach Program Coordinator Jason Richards explained that under the full implementation of the law, veterans who may have health issues due to exposure to toxic materials will now be covered in a wide variety of situations.

The expansion means that veterans can discuss toxic exposures regardless of where they were located, even outside of combat zones. This could help more veterans become eligible for VA health care services. Originally aimed at assisting veterans who were exposed to things like burn pits and Agent Orange in Vietnam, the PACT Act now covers toxic exposures in just about any location.

Morelle expressed his gratitude towards the Veterans Administration for approving the implementation of the new health coverage sooner than expected. He emphasized the importance of veterans receiving the benefits they deserve, as exposure to toxins can also impact their family members. There are likely thousands of veterans in the Finger Lakes region, and even more nationwide, who can benefit from these new regulations.

Morelle and local VA representatives are working on spreading awareness about this important change and ensuring that eligible veterans receive coverage under this new legislation. Additional information can be found on the VA’s website.

By Samantha Johnson

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