Surf Taiwan News, Browse the World »
House easily approves bill to speed vets' care
House easily approves bill allowing veterans facing VA delays to get outside health care
By ALAN FRAM
Associated Press
2014-06-11 03:01 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. House has overwhelmingly approved legislation to allow patients facing long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.

Tuesday's 421-0 vote was Congress' latest response to the outcry over backlogs and falsified data at the VA.

The bill is similar to a broader measure that the Senate plans to debate soon.

The controversy led Eric Shinseki to resign as head of the VA on May 30, and the situation is a continuing embarrassment for President Barack Obama and a potential political liability for congressional Democrats seeking re-election in November.

Advertisement »
HOME |  WORLD |  Politics |  Business |  Sports |  Lifestyle |  TAIWAN |  Technology |  Health |  SUPPLEMENT |  Society |  OPINION
  • Taiwan News  ©  2014 All Rights Reserved.