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Joint Committee to Discuss Improved Access for Veterans

June 24, 2014 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog

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Today, the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Conference Committee meets to discuss H.R. 3230: the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. The FAH applauds the conferees for meeting to ensure that our nation’s veterans receive access to quality and timely medical care.

FAH hospitals already proudly serve veterans through the Non-VA Medical Care Program, which allows veterans in certain circumstances to receive care from non-VA providers.  We are eager to do our part to help assure that all of our retired service members obtain the vital hospital services that they need, when they need it.

A solution to the backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs is a top priority for our country.  The FAH will continue to work with the Veterans Administration to offer care to those who have served our country, and we are hopeful that the conferees will quickly agree on legislation to facilitate access to the high-quality hospital care that our retired service members so deeply deserve.