More on Veterans Issues
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today greeted veterans arriving at Reagan National Airport on a distinct flight. Honor Flight Tri-State brought 71 World War II and Korean Veterans from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky to see the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice in our nation’s capital.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, no fan of a new tax on medical devices, now worries about the impact to military veterans.
She sent a letter this week to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki expressing her concerns and asking for more precise information on how the VA plans to deal with the rise in costs brought on by the 2.3 percent tax. The tax, included in the Affordable Care Act, the controversial overhaul of the U.S. health care system, went into effect Jan. 1.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the only member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) led a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supported by bipartisan members of Indiana’s delegation. The letter asks Secretary Shinseki to explain how the new tax will impact access to quality care for veterans who rely on medical devices.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing, Walorski requested a status update on the construction of the new South Bend VA clinic from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. The Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is set to open in 2015, but the VA recently reported construction delays, postponing the timeline and exact opening date for the facility. Dr. Robert A.
SOUTH BEND, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today toured the VA’s new Community Based Outpatient Clinic in South Bend. Hosted by VA Northern Indiana Chief of Staff Ajay Dhawan, Ambulatory Care Solutions CEO John Earnest and Executive Director Thomas Merry, Walorski received a complete tour of the facility and spoke with health administrators and staff about the pressing challenges facing the VA and veteran’s health care.
FT. WAYNE, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today joined members of the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Parkview Health, and other elected officials to introduce plans for a new veteran’s mental health facility. The Parkview Hospital Randallia campus is set to begin construction on the VA Fort Wayne Outpatient Clinic for Northern Indiana veterans in the coming weeks.