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Delaney Believes More Reform Needed to Fix VA

July 29th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

A little more than a year after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' secretary stepped down over reports the agency was offering inadequate health care, Maryland Sixth District Congressman John Delaney says he believes there is more work to be done to correct some of the problems. The VA may have to shut down some hospitals next month if Congress does not address a $2.5 billion shortfall for the current budget year, VA officials warned Monday. The VA told Congress that it needs to cover shortfalls caused by an increased demand by veterans for health care, including costly treatments for hepatitis C. The agency also is considering furloughs, hiring freezes and other steps to close a funding gap for the budget year that ends Sept. 30.  Representative Delaney emphasized that the overwhelming majority of those working in management for the VA are doing an excellent job, there is still room for improvement…


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