The Department of Defense’s COID-19 Disruption Prevention and Response Act of 2017 has passed the House and is being brought to the Senate for a vote.
The bill, titled the COVID Disruption and Response Improvement Act of 2019, was introduced by Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), the chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Army.
In a press release announcing the bill, Flores wrote, “Our nation faces a pandemic.
We are at war.
Our troops are fighting, and we must keep them safe.
We need to ensure the federal government can provide emergency services to those in need without having to pay for it.”
In the press release, Flores stated, “In the current climate of COVID denial, the government should no longer deny that it is in the service of the public good.”
It is important to note that this bill is the culmination of the efforts of the Congressional Black Caucus and other civil rights groups to fight the COID denial agenda.
The House bill would remove COVID disrupter denial from the Department of Veterans Affairs and put it in the private sector, allowing veterans to choose if they want to be covered by COVID or not.
Flores stated that the bill would “restore a level playing field for veterans and the civilian workforce, which is sorely lacking under the current COVID system.”
The bill would also allow military members to choose to remain covered by their COVID vaccine through a pre-employment screening process, instead of being forced to buy it for themselves.
In the bill’s text, it states, “Military health care plans may opt to provide coverage for veterans under COVID coverage and may continue to cover veterans for as long as they wish.
Under the bill a veteran may also choose to enroll in an individual or small group health plan or to be enrolled in a private health insurance plan under which he or she will not be required to purchase or purchase a COVID vaccination.”
The legislation states that COVID vaccines can be purchased at any retail pharmacy, as long it is for at least 90 days prior to the date of purchase.
In addition, a veteran’s COVI vaccination could be offered to him or her through an in-person service center or by calling a health care provider at any VA health care facility.
Under this bill, VA health officials can also opt out of participating in the military COVID prevention program if they choose.
If a veteran opts out of the military vaccination program, he or her can request to receive a COVI vaccine in-patient at a VA health facility, as a non-service member.
The VA would also be able to opt out if it feels the cost of the vaccine is prohibitive.
Under Flores’ bill, military service members can also request that a COVA vaccine be provided for free to veterans in their care, as well as veterans in the VA health system, who receive care from VA health facilities.
Under his bill, the VA would not be obliged to provide the vaccine if the individual refuses to buy the vaccine.
This legislation is the latest example of how a bipartisan coalition of civil rights organizations have fought to keep the government from denying veterans access to the best healthcare in the country.
The military’s denial-based policy, known as COVID preemption, has been in place since the early 2020s, and it was put in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
Under preemption rules, military members and their families could be denied health care, while VA officials could also be required by law to provide VA care to veterans.
The Veterans Choice Act of 2020 also called for the VA to not provide health care to any veterans who were discharged or denied health insurance by their VA employer.
In 2015, the Obama administration announced plans to remove the COVI preemption rule, but those plans were blocked by the courts.
The Obama administration also announced in 2016 that it would allow veterans to opt-out of the COV vaccine program.
The administration said that it wanted to “make sure that military service can be truly meaningful to veterans who are veterans and their loved ones.”
This is exactly what the COVP Act is attempting to do.
This is why the VA has to be able go through a full vetting process for COVID vaccinations before it is allowed to offer them to military members.
While the VA is currently facing unprecedented scrutiny from the Senate, it should not have to wait for a court ruling before it can provide military members with the best possible healthcare for their troops.
As the VA and the Department have stated repeatedly, the military has the most important public health mission of all the services.
They have to be given the best care possible to their troops, regardless of whether they are in uniform or not, and regardless of their status.
With the current state of the law, however, the US Department of Veteran Affairs should not be