LATEST SENATOR BROWN
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – the longest-serving Ohioan on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – today introduced legislation to help improve healthcare for our nation’s veterans. The bill would equip doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system with the training they need to address the unique medical needs of our veterans.
“Our veterans and their families have unique health needs connected to their service to our country,” said Brown. “It’s critical to give all doctors who treat our veterans the training they need to provide the best care possible to our heroes.”
The Community Care Core Competency Act would help the VA offer continuing medical education specific to veterans for doctors outside the VA who treat veterans and their family members. It would help these doctors prepare to care for injuries or illnesses caused by veterans’ service, including traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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