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Adding residencies to care for veterans

Residency Program Insider, June 27, 2014

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Some U.S. lawmakers want to add 2,000 residency positions at Veterans Health Administration (VA) hospitals to decrease the wait times for care.
 
This week, Reps. Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) introduced the “Underserved Veterans Access to Health Care Act,” theLas Vegas Review-Journal reports.
 
In a statement posted on her website, Titus cited a recent audit that found a physician shortage prevents veterans from receiving timely care through the VA system.
 
“By increasing the number of new doctors being trained, the Underserved Veterans Access to Health Care Act will help meet an immediate need in the VA system and take a step toward addressing the long-term, nationwide physician shortage,” Titus said in the statement.

 



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