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Congress is about to go on a vacation. A 5 week one; longer than most Americans likely get combined throughout the year. But, at least a few congress members are working on getting actual quality legislation passed before Congress collectively jetsets around the world, beginning Friday, Aug. 1st.
Bernie Sanders and Jeff Miller are going to propose a bill
onto the floor Monday July 28th, 2014, to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. While the specifics haven't been announced just yet, the bill is supposedly aimed at making the VA more accountable and to help the department recruit more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. Also, the deal is expected to allocate money for veterans who have been awaiting medical treatment for longer than 30 days the ability to leave the VA system for care.
Basically the bill will call to spend somewhere in the ballpark of 10 to 25 billion dollars, to fix both glaring short and long term issues that the VA has faced for decades now.
What are your thoughts on the VA Reform bill? What chance will it have to pass, especially BEFORE the 5 week recess? Do you think it goes far enough to truly reform the VA?