Veterans Affairs must pay for ER visits

Veterans Affairs must pay for ER visits

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In a decision that could be worth billions of dollars, a federal appeals court rules that Veterans Affairs must pay for veteran's emergency room visits.

According to NBC News, the Department of Veterans Affairs will have to reimburse veterans who got emergency care at non-VA facilities. The courts said rejecting the claims was unacceptable.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs say that based on past estimates by the VA, it will have to pay back between 1.8 And 6.5 Billion dollars for claims filed between 2016 and 2025.

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