WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today applauded passage of the bipartisan Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 (S.2450). After recent reports of long wait times and fraudulent appointment practices at a number of VA facilities, the bill is designed to improve access to care, speed training and hiring of health care professionals and provide funding for new facilities nationwide including $7,280,000 for a medical facility in Brick, N.J.
"I've said many times that a grateful nation not only goes to a Veterans' Day observance or marches in a Memorial Day parade, but shows its gratitude in the opportunities and health care we provide our veterans," said Sen. Menendez. "Every NJ veteran should have timely access to the quality health care they deserve, and while this bill doesn't fix everything, it will help improve health care for our veterans."
He added: "I am also thankful this bill provides funding for a new facility in the Garden State that can help thousands of veterans. It is a win-win that we can improve care for those who are most deserving, while at the same time adding jobs in our state."
The bill will help alleviate wait times by:
October 27, 2020