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Expanding Veterans' Options Highlights Need for Data Exchange in San Diego

by Lisa Zamosky, California Healthline Regional CorrespondentMonday, June 30, 2014


SAN DIEGO -- Congress is working to expand veterans' access to medical services in response to revelations about falsified appointment records that concealed long wait times at veterans' hospitals.

Although the VA San Diego Healthcare System is not on the list of facilities under investigation, this bill could have implications for the nearly quarter million veterans living in the region. 

Members of the House and Senate are working on merging two bills that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay for medical care delivered by health care providers in the private sector in order to reduce wait times for those seeking care.

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