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February 11, 2014
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Bill’s goal: Improve health care for rural veterans

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., have introduced legislation designed to improve access to health care for veterans living in rural areas. They said more than 6 million veterans live in rural communities and as many as half might be going without VA care because quality care isn’t available locally. The Rural Veterans Improvement Act is designed to let the VA work with non-VA mental health providers in rural communities, improve the VA’s transportation program so those veterans have a way to get to doctors’ appointments, and create incentives to attract and retain doctors in rural facilities. It …

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