Free VA Health Care for World War II Veterans
World War II Veterans, who served between December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946, are now eligible for VA health care at no cost at all.
Donald Hart is a World War II Veteran and explained some of the experiences he had while fighting for our country.
"They always had the men go to an aircraft carrier and have blessings on them because they knew you were going into battle," said Hart, reflecting on his time during the war.
Erie County Director of Veterans Affairs Joe Benacci wonders why the free coverage was not done sooner.
"They finally got it done and it is great for them, a well deserved benefit for them not only for the nursing home but they can enroll in VA health care now even if they were not eligible," said Benacci.
"No matter what I do I can always go to the Veterans hospital explain what is wrong with me and they will accept it because you are a veteran, that makes a big difference," Hart said.
As Hart thinks of his fellow World War II veterans who now have access to free healthcare, he has no regrets about the war he helped win.
"I was awfully glad with what I did in the Navy and helping out, it was a wonderful experience for me and I remember it all my life," Hart said.