Tuesday, November 11, 2014
A "BRIGHT NEW DAY" FOR VA HEALTH CARE?
The issue of veterans’ access to timely health care returned to the American Medical Association House of Delegates this weekend in a far more positive light than it enjoyed five months ago. In June, in the wake of scandals over excessive wait times in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, the AMA House pushed for President Barack Obama and Congress to make it easier for private practice physicians to care for VA patients. TMA was at the forefront of that fight, led by TMA Delegation Vice Chair Asa Lockhart, MD, of Tyler. New VA Secretary Robert McDonald appeared before the AMA House on Saturday. He spent an hour telling delegates about changes in his agency and answering physicians’ questions. Watch Secretary McDonald’s speech and see Dr. Lockhart’s assessment of the progress VA has made since June.
Posted by Steve Levine at 10:32 AM