New COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Debt Reprieve, Health Coverage for Veterans (May 13, 2020) — Another massive pandemic relief package introduced Tuesday in the House of Representatives contains several provisions for veterans, including protections for those who owe money to the Department of Veterans Affairs and health care for any vet who has lost insurance coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES, bill unveiled by House Democrats is the fifth in a series of bills aimed at sustaining the country through the novel coronavirus crisis, Patricia Kime reports.