Caregiver Assistance and Resource Enhancement (CARE) Act (2009)
Federal bill would provide services to family and non-family members who provide care for disabled, ill, or injured veterans. Those caregiver services include respite care, education and training, counseling and mental health services, lodging and subsistence, and, for those who do not have their own health insurance, coverage under the Veterans Affairs Department health care program.
Bill Number H.R. 3155
Sponsor Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME)
Date of Introduction 7/9/2009
Latest Activity While this bill was not enacted, the Veterans' Caregiver and Omnibus Health Benefits Act (2009) was enacted on May 5, 2010 and has similar provisions.
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Direct Services and Support for Caregivers