COLUMBUS—State Senator Sandra O'Brien (R-Ashtabula) announced today the passage of Senate Bill 160 by the Ohio Senate. S.B. 160, also known as the Veteran Information Act, would require health care workers and caseworkers to inform veterans about the available health care benefits through either the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), or other veteran service organizations.
"Often, veterans who are unaware or unable to access their VA coverage use Medicaid services as a more convenient method of receiving care," said O'Brien, who sponsored the legislation. "The Veteran Information Act is an important first step in both ensuring Ohio's veterans receive the care they deserve while also saving the State of Ohio money."