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24 MINS AGO - Miami Herald

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After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

House and Senate negotiators have finally agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records.

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19 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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List of proposed new VA medical facilities

Proposed new Veterans Affairs medical facilities, part of an agreement reached Sunday between House and Senate leaders negotiating a bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' access to health care. CBOC stands for community based outpatient clinic, or a walk-in clinic. StateCityType of FacilityAriz.PhoenixCBOCCalif.ChicoCBOCCalif.Chula VistaCBOCCalif.ReddingCBOCCalif.San DiegoCBOCConn.West HavenHomeless drop-in centerFla.New Port RicheyOutpatient clinicGa.Cobb CountyCBOCHawaiiLeeward OahuOutpatient health access centerIll.HinesResearchKan.Johnson ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Access to VA mental health services more difficult than at non-VA providers

Veterans are twice as likely to have difficulty scheduling a mental health appointment at the VA versus those seeking care at a non-VA provider, a survey of recent veterans found. The annual survey from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American showed that 68 percent of recent vets who seek mental ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller to announce VA reform deal

The House and Senate's top negotiators reached a tentative deal on legislation to fix the Veterans Affairs Department health care system and are expected to announce the details Monday afternoon. The compromise bill will address the "short-term and long-term needs of the VA," according to an aide to Sen. Bernard ...

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8 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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Lawmakers Reach Deal on a Fix for V.A.’s Health Care System

The measure is expected to set aside billions of dollars to hire new doctors, build new buildings and upgrade the department’s scheduling system.

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