VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times
President Donald Trump has signed a bill extending a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector.
Flanked by officials from veterans groups in a White House signing ceremony, Trump praised the legislation as key to ensuring access to care for veterans and important to his larger promised reform plans.
The law eliminates the August expiration date of a program born out of the 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs wait time scandal that allows enrolled veterans to see doctors in their communities instead of waiting for a VA appointment.
The program, meant to clear the back log of VA patients waiting for care, was set to expire in August.
In a March report, the Government Accountability Office said veterans in the Choice program still face long wait times, mostly because cases must be referred to private contractors for scheduling. That proposal is due out by fall. We will continue working with our colleagues in the Senate and the new administration to follow through on our commitment to those who have borne the price of battle for our nation.
Malia Obama Creepily Confronted By Marriage Proposal By Stalker At Her Internship
According to the Daily News , they recognised him as a man who had "repeatedly tried to get into the White House in the past". Agents searched Cardoso's apartment Flatbush Avenue, in Brooklyn the following day, and interviewed the 30-year-old.
The new pilot program was announced Tuesday.
In the statement Monday, Poonam Alaigh, acting VA under secretary for health, said the VA was "focused on process improvements".
Media outlets had reported that VA medical centers were cutting off caregiver benefits to families, possibly violating the department's rules. Major features of the program include medical support for caregivers, who often suffer from health problems as they focus on the veteran's well-being, and providing stipends to compensate caregivers' time. He said those appointments would have otherwise "lagged" in the VA scheduling system.
"This is a good day for veterans", he said. At the same time, he wants the VA to work in partnership by handling all the scheduling and "customer service", something that congressional auditors say could be unwieldy and expensive.
Victoria Beckham wears posh frock to accept OBE from Prince William
Victoria smiled as Prince William did the honors, wearing a long-sleeved black dress and burgundy heels from her own collection. Speaking ahead of her visit to the Palace, the mother-of-four admitted losing touch with most of her school pals over time.
Blue Jackets stay alive in National Hockey League playoffs with win over Penguins
And if those don't have time to add up over the course of a series, they certainly do over the course of a post-season. The defending Stanley Cup champions are hoping a better start will help them finish off Columbus.
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
Another point in 1140b's favor: "Its temperature is very mild and similar to what Earth experiences today", Dittmann says. This high-energy radiation, like that from Earth's sun, could ultimately determine the planet's capacity to support life.
White House: Trump congratulates Erdogan after disputed win
Germany, home to several million Turks, said it was up to Erdogan himself to heal the rifts that the vote had exposed. The referendum was held Sunday with a state of emergency still in place, imposed after the attempted coup in July.
Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins
During the Marlins home opener, team President David Samson he would not address any prospective buyers. News of Jeter and Bush's bid to buy the Marlins has been confirmed by the Associated Press .
Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year
Like the NES mini, the SNES mini will be a plug and play device that comes pre-installed with a number of games. As far as games go, I imagine Zelda, Donkey Kong, Mario, Final Fantasy IV , and Kirby will be among the titles.
As Tillerson Visits Moscow, Trump Calls Assad an 'Animal'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blasted USA claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of election interference. But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria.
Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him
But New England coach Bill Belichick has balked at giving him the lucrative, long-term security he has been seeking. He had the game-clinching interception that allowed the Patriots to win the 2015 Super Bowl against Seattle.
Tags: North Korea | carl vinson | carrier
The Carl Vinson is accompanied by a destroyer ship with an Aegis combat system to track and intercept missiles. It is now confirmed that the aircraft carrier's crew will spend at least an extra month at sea.
Thornton returns to lineup for Sharks in Game 3 vs. Oilers
It's now a best-of-three, and if there's any such thing as momentum in a playoff series, it's all in the Sharks' corner. After not scoring in either of the last two games, it only took the Sharks 15 seconds to dent the twine in this one.
Apr 20 2017