Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com
8.6M views | +749 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Theresa "Tbird" Aldrich
onto Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com
Scoop.it!

VA secretary addresses veterans' health concerns on Martinsburg visit | West Virginia | heraldmailmedia.com

VA secretary addresses veterans' health concerns on Martinsburg visit | West Virginia | heraldmailmedia.com | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it

The VA Secretary promoted the new VA MISSION Act, which Wilkie said will make significant strides toward improving community care for veterans when it debuts June 6.

“It gives the veteran an option, and only an option, if this hospital cannot provide a particular service that a veteran needs,” he said. “The hospital can then look at options (that) might be available in the private sector should the veteran decide to use that service, or the veteran has the right to wait.

“That keeps a facility like Martinsburg at the center of a veteran’s health.”

Despite the good news, work remains to be done to meet the nation’s veterans’ needs as recently demonstrated by recent suicides at VA facilities, Wilkie said.

more...
No comment yet.
Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com

Curated by Theresa "Tbird" Aldrich