Raising Women’s Voices

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Approves Bill That Would Improve Female Veterans’ Health Care

Posted in Health Disparities by raisingwomensvoices on July 21, 2008

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday approved by voice vote legislation that would improve health care for female veterans, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. The bill (S 2799) would require new studies about the problems women face when seeking treatment at the Department of Veterans Affairs and expand staff and training for VA personnel attending to female patients. VA, along with the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, would be commissioned to study health consequences for women returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a VA pilot program would be created to provide child care services for female veterans requiring intensive outpatient care.

read_more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/113233.php

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