FACT SHEET: Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda Will Improve Health Services For Post-9/11 Vets

Build Back Better Agenda Includes $18 Billion to Improve Veterans Health Infrastructure

Twenty years after the attack on 9/11, the final American soldiers engaged in the War in Afghanistan have returned home. But the war has taken a toll on American soldiers and their families, who struggle to receive the medical and mental health care they need and deserve. The Build Back Better agenda will address the urgent need for better veterans’ care. 

The War in Afghanistan has taken an unfathomable toll on American soldiers and their families.

Inadequate VA infrastructure has prevented veterans from receiving timely lifesaving medical services, resulting in backlogs of disability claims and veteran suicides.

President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would help veterans receive vital medical services faster.

  • The budget resolution contains $18 billion for new construction projects to provide better facilities for VA medical care.
  • The plan includes $3 billion to immediately enhance campuses so that veterans can better access high-quality health care more quickly
  • The plan also includes $15 billion to totally replace 10 to 15 of the most neglected medical centers with new state-of-the-art facilities.