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President Signs VA Reform Bill

11 Aug 2014 1:35 PM | Anonymous

President Barack Obama signed the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, which outlines efforts to increase access to quality health care for U.S. veterans. The bill offers veterans the option to seek medical care outside of the VA health care system and will provide resources to hire more VA doctors and nurses.

The $16.3 billion bill was spurred largely by a recent inspector general report that indicated long waits for patients seeking care at a Phoenix  VA hospital this spring.

“As a country, we have a sacred obligation to serve you as well as you have served us, an obligation that doesn’t end with your tour of duty,” Obama said before signing the bill.  (CBS News) Read More…


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