Senator Richard Blumenthal is pleased with a bipartisan compromise agreement reached over the weekend by the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committee chairmen to improve delivery of health care services.
Blumenthal calls the legislation long overdue and called for immediate passage. Recent data has shown a worsening of wait times for Connecticut veterans to get care at the two V-A hospitals and six clinics in the state, including the one in Danbury.
The compromise calls for $5 billion in emergency funding for the hiring of more doctors and facility upgrades. It also includes $10 billion for private health care for veterans who waited too long to receive treatment.