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Monday, June 9, 2014

TEXAS, FLORIDA DELEGATIONS: WE NEED IMMEDIATE HELP FOR VETERANS

In the wake of the revelations of long delays in health care at Veterans Affairs (VA), the Texas and Florida delegations to the American Medical Association House of Delegates asked AMA to push President Obama for immediate action. In an emergency resolution that was cleared Sunday for debate at the AMA meeting, Texas and Florida asked that AMA “publicly insist (by June 12, 2014) that the President of the United States take immediate action to provide full health coverage financial benefits to ensure that United States veterans can rapidly access the medical care they need outside the VA until the VA can provide promised care.” Texas delegation Vice Chair Asa Lockhart, MD, of Tyler and Irag War veteran Ray Callas, MD, of Beaumont testified for the resolution Sunday at reference committee.

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