WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to improve veterans' health care. The Veterans' Health Care Authorization Act of 2009 is an updated version of a bill introduced in the previous Congress to improve medical personnel incentives and other aspects of veterans' health care.
"VA must have the tools to recruit and retain a qualified health care workforce if the Department is to furnish high quality health care across its system. I urge my colleagues to join my renewed effort to bring these essential improvements to those who have worn the uniform," said Akaka.
The Veterans' Health Care Authorization Act includes:
To read Chairman Akaka's introductory floor statement on the bill, please click here.
January 15, 2009