• VA bill passage hailed by Sanders
    August 03,2014
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    VA bill’s passage

    hailed by Sanders

    Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., said legislation passed last week should go a long way toward clearing up long delays some veterans have endured when they seek medical care from Veterans Affairs health centers.

    Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said the $16.3 billion package uses several strategies to address the crisis in veterans’ health care.

    Among them: It provides $5 billion to help the VA recruit more doctors and other health providers.

    Veterans on long VA waiting lists and those who live far from VA facilities may see private doctors or go to community health centers, under the legislation.

    Another $1.3 billion will lease 27 new clinics in 18 states and Puerto Rico.
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