Veterans’ health care, national cemetery focus of Colorado Springs town hall

Posted by on February 22, 2018 6:03 am
Categories: News

By Tony Peck

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ continuing struggles to eliminate wait times and meet demands for mental health care were discussed at a town hall in Colorado Springs Wednesday night.

The town was hosted by Concerned Veterans for America and U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn.

Central to the discussion was Lamborn’s “Veterans Empowerment Act,” introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives in November.

“The bill throws out the idea of acceptable patient wait times and eliminates the requirement of the veteran to ask for VA permission to use civilian medical providers,” the Colorado Springs Republican explained in a statement last year. “It gives veterans full authority to use the existing VA system or not.”

Read more at the Colorado Springs Gazette

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