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Long Waits for Medical Care

posted Jul 22, 2014, 9:03 PM by Neslo Ventures   [ updated Jul 22, 2014, 9:10 PM ]
S. Amendment 3237 to H.R.3230
Veterans' Access to Care through Choice,
Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014

Vote Passed (93-3, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate passed a bill to allow veterans experiencing long wait times or who live more than 40 miles from a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility to see doctors outside the VA health system, as long as the doctors participate in the Medicare program or are at a federally qualified health center, Defense Department facility or a facility funded by the Indian Health Service. It would also authorize the VA secretary to demote or fire poor-performing Senior Executive Service employees.