Jul 28 2014
Compromise provides veterans choice and flexibility in medical care, increases accountability and transparency at the VA
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today announced that he will support the agreement struck between the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation to overhaul access to veterans’ health care. The compromise reached will provide Kansas veterans with greater access, choice and flexibility in health care providers and increase accountability and transparency at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Sen. Moran is a cosponsor of the Veterans Choice Act, the Senate version of the legislation that has been agreed upon to address the most pressing concern -- giving veterans access to care in light of the ongoing VA scandal.
“I am pleased the Senate and House have not walked away from this issue and I look forward to supporting this compromise,” Sen. Moran said. “This legislation is another important step toward ensuring veterans no longer struggle with unacceptable wait times at VA facilities by giving certain veterans the option of seeing their local physician. Our nation’s veterans should be treated like patriots, deserving of care from a grateful nation – not made to feel like a burden. I will not rest until Kansas veterans have a Department of Veterans Affairs worthy of their service and sacrifice.”
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