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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bill To Give Veterans Private Medical Care Advances In House

Congress is now giving Veterans medical care top priority in light of the massive delays that have been reported in the media.Workers' Compensation programs maybe impacted as increased reimbursement claims requests are made against primary payers such as workers' compensation programs that delay and deny immediate care. Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from www.kaiserhealthnews.org

The Rules Committee approved the measure Tuesday. In other news on veterans' care, a Kansas senator pushes the administration to keep a pilot project offering some of that same flexibility in rural areas and the White House is turning to experts for help in picking a new leader for the VA.

Politico: House VA Bill Advances

The House moved closer on Tuesday to giving veterans stuck on federal wait lists for medical care the freedom to visit private providers. The Rules Committee approved legislation that would allow veterans who live far from a Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical facility or who have been delayed longer than the VA's "standard" wait time for treatment to seek care from a private doctor (French, 6/17).





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