How to improve V-A hospitals is the focus of a discussion
Representative Tim Walz sat down with veterans at
the American Legion in Winona to discuss ideas to
reform the V-A and increase access to care.
This comes on the heels of a scheduling scandal at
the Phoenix V-A.
and others across the nation.
who served in the Army for 24 years.
says now is the time to improve the hospitals.
Some ideas from the roundtable included increasing
the ability for vets to seek care outside the v-a.
hiring more doctors.
and better accountability.
There will be a whole lot of different ideas, we will
put them togetehr and glean the best out of each of
So my goal is to see what we can take back and put
in, what my constitutents and veterans here have said
need to be in, and if it's already been written, if
it's pieces of Sen.
McCain's bill, let's take that, if there's pieces
Sander's bill, pieces of the Vietnam Veteran's have
put things forward, let's do that
Representative Walz expects the V-A to be one of the
first topics taken up when he's back in Washington