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Long waits under VA's private health program

Long waits under VA's private health program

Veterans often had to wait between 51 and 64 days for appointments with private doctors under the VA Choice program. Government investigators blamed the waits in part on bureaucratic inefficiency and understaffing at the department.

Senate sends VA Choice reforms to Trump

Senate sends VA Choice reforms to Trump

The bill, which consolidates VA's community care programs into Choice, will spark a change in how the private sector interacts with the VA health system.

House passes VA Choice expansion

House passes VA Choice expansion

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a compromise VA Choice reform bill. Congress aims to send it to the president before funding runs out in May.

Week Ahead: Hospital execs swoop into D.C.

Week Ahead: Hospital execs swoop into D.C.

Hospital execs and lobbyists will flood the Washington Hilton for the American Hospital Association's annual membership meeting. HHS Secretary Alexa Azar, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) are among the D.C. dignitaries scheduled to speak.

House unveils VA Choice compromise bill

House unveils VA Choice compromise bill

The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will mark up the newly released VA Choice reforms next week as President Donald Trump urges Congress to pass the package by Memorial Day.

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