Monday, April 11, 2011

DAV Stand Up For Veterans Update–April 11, 2011

Stand Up For Veterans Update
April 11, 2011


Two New Studies Show VA Health Care For Seniors Better Than Medicare

More evidence that veterans receive high quality care through the VA health care system comes from the journal Medical Care, which recently published the results of two studies performed by Brown University researchers.  According to the studies, VA “…has made substantial improvements in quality, in some cases providing substantially better care than is available in private insurance plans.”

Advance Appropriations Protects VA Health Care System in Event of Shutdown

Thanks to approval of advance appropriations for VA medical care funding in the last Congress, veterans will “…see no change in their health benefits – including those involving hospital visits and other doctors’ appointments – in the event that Congress fails to pass a budget,” reports the Christian Science Monitor.  While some VA operations may be limited or suspended during a government shutdown, the VA health care system has already been fully funded for the year

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