In this video, staff from the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) and Senator Mike Rounds discuss the landmark Staab v. Shulkin decision. In 2014, NVLSP and pro bono counsel from Sidley Austin LLP filed six lawsuits with the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on behalf of veterans who had been wrongfully denied reimbursement of their emergency medical expenses simply because some of these expenses were covered by the veteran's own insurance. Known as the Staab case, in 2016 the Court agreed with NVLSP that the VA had violated the Emergency Care Fairness Act of 2010 and struck down the VA regulation that allowed the VA to deny reimbursement. Then the VA appealed the court decision in 2016, delaying the payment of $2 billion to veterans. Many of these veterans had suffered grave financial hardship paying these claims that VA was obligated to pay. Ultimately, during his confirmation hearings in 2017, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin decided to voluntarily set aside the appeal. About 600,000 veterans are benefiting from the decision. Learn more about NVLSP at http://www.nvlsp.org.