House Approves Veterans Health Care Measure


Published 06/10 2014 02:25PM

Updated 06/10 2014 02:28PM

(WASHINGTON) 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 is expected to 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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