Good Marks for VA Health Care in Ver­mont

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Wash­ing­ton

Se­nate Vet­er­ans’ Af­fairs Com­mit­tee Chair­man Bernie San­ders (I-Vt.) is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment last Mon­day af­ter the re­lease of an au­dit of VA med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing one in White River Junc­tion, Ver­mont:

“In Ver­mont, 98 per­cent of vet­er­ans get seen within 30 days of mak­ing an ap­point­ment. That’s a good record – bet­ter than the VA na­tional aver­age – but not good enough.

“Leg­is­la­tion that I have in­tro­duced with Sen. John McCain would pro­vide additional re­sources to VA hos­pi­tals and clin­ics across the coun­try so that ev­ery vet­eran in the VA sys­tem may get prompt, qual­ity care. If the VA is un­able to pro­vide that prompt care, vet­er­ans would have the op­por­tu­nity to go out­side the VA for care.”

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