03 June 2014

Lawmaker wants vets to be able to seek private care without pre-approval | RallyPoint.com

By Patricia Kime / Military Times

A congresswoman who served in Iraq wants the Veterans Affairs Department to let veterans seek medical care from private physicians without needing approval from the VA first.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, one of two female combat veterans in Congress, wrote a letter to President Obama on Monday urging him to use his executive powers to order VA to pay for private care for vets unable to get an appointment at a VA facility.

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