LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(Billings, Mont.) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester is meeting this week with Montana veterans, advocates and health care providers to discuss the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Choice Program and how it can be improved for Montana veterans.
Tester today addressed a crowd of veterans in Billings, calling for reforms to the program that allows veterans to seek health care outside the VA as the Choice Program's funds are set to expire later this year.
"We need a dramatic revamp of the VA's community care programs," said Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. "Veterans have made it clear to me that when the VA can't deliver the care they need, they want the Choice Program to work better so their community care experience is seamless. That's why we need to make reforms that will reduce wait times and ensure veterans are getting the care they earned."
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