In the News: Elkhart Truth: Walorski introduces bill to further protect veterans scheduling VA appointments

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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Walorski introduces bill to further protect veterans scheduling VA appointments

by Ben Quiggle

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski introduced legislation to protect veterans who are scheduling health care appointments at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.

The VA Scheduling Accountability Act would reinstate the annual requirement for each facility director to certify compliance with VA scheduling practices. Walorski originally introduced the VA Scheduling Accountability Act last year in response to the nationwide VA wait times scandal.

“Veterans risked life and limb to keep America safe and free, but too often the VA has let them down and failed to provide the quality, timely care they earned,” Walorski said. “Ensuring every facility follows the VA’s scheduling rules is an important, common-sense step as Congress and the incoming administration get to work fixing the VA so it works for veterans.”

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