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  • Chairman Roe’s Legislation to Eliminate Sunset Date of the Choice Program Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act, the Senate companion to Chairman Roe’s bill to eliminate the sunset date of the Choice program, into law: “It was an honor to stand with President Trump, VA Secretary David Shulkin and Florida Governor Rick Scott to ensure our veterans have timely access to health care. Today, we made great progress in our mission to ensure every veteran who has serv... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Commends VA’s Efforts to Increase Transparency
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new tool to increase transparency at VA by making patient wait time and quality of care data available to veteran patients: "I thank Secretary Shulkin for making this important data readily available to improve the veteran’s experience at VA and increase accountability at the department. Transparency is a critical component of VA reform, and I'm glad the Trump administrat... Read more

  • Roe Statement on House Passage of Bill to Eliminate Sunset Date of the Choice Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act, the Senate companion to his bill to eliminate the sunset date of the Choice program: “By eliminating the sunset date of the Choice Act, Congress is ensuring veterans have certainty and continuity of care while we work with the Trump administration to develop a strategic plan that addresses the need for a veteran-centric, coordinated network of care that ut... Read more

  • Chairman Roe: The Veterans Crisis Line Must Answer Every Single Call
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a hearing to assess ongoing concerns regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Crisis Line (VCL). Below are Chairman Roe’s opening remarks from today’s hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: We are here today to discuss a topic that is a top priority for me, for this Committee, for the Secretary and his staff, and for the entire military and veteran community - the prevention of suicide... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Introduces Bill to Create VA Medical Scribes Pilot Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced the Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017, legislation to create a two-year medical scribes pilot program within VA. Chairman Roe released the following statement on the legislation: “Over the last three years since the VA waitlist scandal broke, we’ve looked at several ways to make VA work better for veterans. I know that many primary care providers within the VA are doing their best ... Read more

  • HVAC To Examine VHA’s Ability To Recruit, Retain High-Quality Employees
    Posted in Media Advisories on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. the Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing entitled, “Healthy Hiring: Enabling VA to Recruit and Retain Quality Providers.” This hearing will examine the ability of the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to recruit and retain high quality clinical and administrative employees. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Health WHAT: “Healthy Hiring: Enabling VA to Recruit and Retain Quality Provide... Read more

  • Wenstrup Introduces Bill Improving VA’s Ability To Hire, Retain High-Quality Providers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Subcommittee on Health Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) introduced legislation to improve VA’s ability to recruit and retain high-quality healthcare providers and other professionals. “Ultimately, the people who suffer the most from bureaucratic hiring inefficiencies at VA hospitals are the veterans they are here to serve,” said Chairman Wenstrup. “When attracting highly-qualified candidates is a challenge for Veterans’ Affairs hospitals, access to care, quality of care and wait times for ... Read more

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