Rosen Encourages Nevada WWII Veterans to Take Advantage of Expanded Access to No-Cost VA Health Care

Senator Rosen Helped Pass Legislation Last Year Making This Possible

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) is encouraging all World War II veterans in Nevada to take advantage of new, expanded access to no-cost health care, medical services, and nursing home care available to them through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Thanks to legislation that Senator Rosen helped pass last year, all veterans who served between Dec. 7, 1941, and Dec. 31, 1946 are eligible for VA health care and will not have to pay copays, enrollment fees, or monthly premiums.

To apply for VA health care, veterans can visit the VA’s health care enrollment website, call 1-800-MYVA411 (800-698-2411), or visit their nearest VA medical center or clinic.

“The men and women who bravely served our nation during World War II deserve access to world-class health care,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad to see that all World War II veterans are now eligible to receive no-cost medical and nursing care through the VA without copays, enrollment fees, or premiums. I proudly voted to expand these benefits, and I encourage all Nevadans who qualify to enroll in VA health care today.”

Senator Rosen has been a leader in supporting Nevada’s veterans. She recently secured a bipartisan provision to expand telehealth services for veterans in this year’s Senate government funding package. She also secured authorization for a new VA hospital in Reno and Nevada’s first-ever in-state Veteran Business Outreach Center. Senator Rosen has also co-sponsored the bipartisan GUARD VA Benefits Act to protect veterans from predatory practices. Last year, she helped pass the bipartisan PACT Act to extend VA benefits and health care to all veterans suffering from illnesses as a result of exposure to burn pits and other toxins during their service overseas.