AMA Calls to Give Veterans Access to Private Sector Health Providers

According to the American Medical Association (AMA), veterans facing long wait times for healthcare at government hospitals should have access to private doctors.

The AMA, the largest doctor’s group in the U.S., voted at its annual meeting yesterday to ask President Obama to give veterans access to private-sector health providers until a backlog at the Veterans Administration is reduced. More than 57,000 veterans waited longer than 90 days for an initial appointment at VA medical centers, according to an audit released yesterday. Read the article in in Bloomberg News here.

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