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Congress announces deal on veterans affairs health fix

BBC News America: Veterans affairs leaders in Congress have announced a compromise to help address the problems overwhelming the US veterans healthcare system.

Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Jeff Miller announced a $17billion deal that reconciles Senate and House bills passed in June. The agency has been stung by revelations of falsified records and months-long waits for appointments.

The agreement announced on Monday includes about $10billion in emergency spending for veterans to obtain outside care if they cannot get prompt appointments with Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors, $5bn to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff, and $1.5billion to set up 27 new VA clinics around the country.  To read full story, click here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28535786

 

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