House Passes VA Health Care Measure


Published 06/10 2014 03:04PM

Updated 06/10 2014 03:05PM

A bill aimed at giving veterans more options for medical care in response to the VA wait time scandal has passed in the house by a unanimous vote.

The legislation would allow veterans who experience long wait times for appointments to seek care outside VA facilities.

The Senate will consider a similar measure later this week.

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned last month amid reports blaming over a dozen deaths on delayed care at VA facilities.

An internal Veterans Affairs audit released Monday found that tens of thousands of newly returned veterans waited 90 days for medical care.

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