Lawmakers announce $17 billion “fix” to VA system

Members of the House and Senate announced a  $17 billion plan July 28 to address the crisis of inadequate health care for veterans.

The agreement would provide $10 billion to allow veterans to be treated by outside health care providers if they’ve had trouble getting appointments within the Veterans Affairs system. Another $5 billion spent to hire additional doctors, nurses and other medical personnel at the VA.

The New York Times says the deal calls for new facilities, upgrading the scheduling system and allowing veterans to see private doctors at the expense of the government.

However, there are still many unanswered questions — the big one is how Congress would come up with $17 billion to fund it.

Some of our clients became seriously injured through medical malpractice within the VA healthcare system. If you or a loved one has a serious injury as a result of inadequate, negligent, or delayed health care through the VA system, contact us for a free consultation today.

2017-09-20T10:54:27+00:00