New Bill Will Reform VA | Big Horn Basin Media

New Bill Will Reform VA

Written by on May 31, 2018

Congressional delegates from Wyoming have voted in favor of passing a massive bill that would streamline veterans’ access to healthcare.
The Senate passed the bill on May 23rd, and Wyoming Senator John Barrasso says that the VA Mission Act will reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and enable veterans to get the care they need closer to home.

Barrasso says that this bipartisan bill will cut down on wait times and allow the VA to hire new health care professionals, and it will also eliminate distance requirements. Additionally, the legislation consolidates and streamlines how the VA pays for medical care in local communities.
Barrasso last week noted that the President intended to sign the VA Mission Act by Memorial Day; as of press time, the bill had not been signed. White House officials have not said when that may happen, even though he already has voiced his support for the legislation.

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