Compromise Reached on Vets' Healthcare

July 29, 2014 10:31 PM

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WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders appear to have reached a compromise on a bill to improve healthcare for military veterans, many of whom have been struggling with long waits at Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities.

Under the proposed legislation, known as the "Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014," veterans who wait an unusually long time for care, or live more than 40 miles from a VA facility, will be covered for care they receive from a private-practice physician. In addition, the bill giv...

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