In a recent six-month period, the VA’s office of Inspector General claimed that the VA left about 17,400 vets to pay out-of-pocket for emergency medical treatment that they should have covered. Between April 1 and September 30th 2017 veterans who got emergency care at non-VA facilities were forced to pay 53 million in medical bills they shouldn’t have been on the hook for.
Chairs of the house and senate veterans affairs committees sent a letter to the VA on Monday demanding answers. Rep. Chris Pappas who signed the letter states that “No veteran should be afraid to seek care in an emergency room.”
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