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Veterans’ Affairs Updates “40 Mile Rule”

VETERANSThe Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) yesterday announced it will alter its “40-mile rule” to improve access to health care for veterans living in rural areas. The announcement follows lawmakers’ requests that the VA reexamine the rule’s application and update it. The VA’s new rule is intended to allow Continue reading

Tipton Seeks to Improve Health Care Access for Veterans

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) is working to advance a measure in the House of Representatives to ensure that veterans living farther than a 40 mile drive from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facility are able to receive and use Veterans Choice Cards to access alternative care providers closer to home. Continue reading

Gardner, Tipton Vote for Legislation to Improve Health Care to Veterans

VETERANSYesterday, Congressmen Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton joined an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 4810, the Veterans Access to Care Act. This legislation, which both cosponsored, allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Continue reading

Audit Shows Long Wait Times for Veterans

VETERANSAn internal audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) showed over 57,000 veterans are currently waiting more than 90 days to get a first appointment, while another 64,000 may have never received an appointment at all despite enrolling and requesting one.  Last week, Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers Want Bonuses Eliminated at Department of Veterans Affairs

VETERANSYesterday, Colorado Congressmen Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn introduced legislation to prevent senior employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from receiving bonuses until the backlog of disability claims at the VA has been resolved. This legislation also Continue reading