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Source: US Congressional Budget Office

The bill would
• Make it easier for veterans to establish that their mental health conditions were caused by sexual trauma during their military service
• Provide counseling in retreat settings to veterans and their dependents
• Expand primary care for female veterans
• Provide child care for veterans receiving mental health care

Estimated budgetary effects would primarily stem from
• Increasing disability compensation for veterans determined to have mental health conditions caused by sexual trauma
• Expanding eligibility for counseling in retreat settings at additional locations
• Subsidizing child care for veterans

Areas of significant uncertainty include
• Estimating the number of veterans affected by the bill and the change in their disability rating
• Estimating the number of physicians the Department of Veterans Affairs would hire to provide primary care services for female veterans and the amount of time needed to hire those people