States Make Effort to Improve Accessibility of Health Care for Veterans

States Make Effort to Improve Accessibility of Health Care for Veterans

The New York Times recently published an article that addresses the long wait times that veterans still face while trying to receive medical care. As a result of budget cuts, the VA has been unable to meet veterans’ high demand for medical care. Many states have recognized this healthcare problem and have started taking action. For example, New Hampshire is looking to boost veterans’ access to healthcare by ensuring that each of the 10 community mental health centers in the state will have at least one staff member devoted to helping veterans, military service members, and families. Florida’s effort includes constructing a larger Veterans Outpatient Clinic in Tavares, Florida to better accommodate more veterans at an accessible location. Hopefully many states will follow their lead and likewise increase veterans’ access to medical care in a timely manner. 

Category: Veterans Law