" "

Home care in Tempe, AZ

  • 4515 S. McClintock Dr.
  • Ste. 203
  • Tempe, AZ 85282

McCain Introduces Bill Allowing Veterans to Go Anywhere for Care

April 29th, 2016

McCain Introduces Bill Allowing Veterans to Go Anywhere for CarePhoenix VA Health Care Center

Please take a look at what McCain is doing for Arizona and Phoenix Seniors:

REPOSTING ARTICLE BY:

BY:
Morgan Chalfant
April 28, 2016 4:42 pm

Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would expand a program allowing veterans to seek care outside of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs network of medical facilities.

The Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016, which McCain and other Republican senators unveiled Wednesday, would make the pilot Veterans Choice Card program enacted in 2014 both permanent and universal. The bill would do away with the current restriction that veterans have to wait 30 days before seeking care outside of the VA or live 40 miles away from a VA medical facility, USA Today reported.

The legislation would expand on reforms enacted in the wake of the fake waitlist scandal in 2014. It would address continuing wait time complaints by, for example, requiring the VA to extend pharmacy hours. It would also let veterans seek care from walk-in clinics without first having to go through the VA.

“While major progress has been made in reforming the VA, much more needs to be done to tear down bureaucratic hurdles that are denying veterans the flexible, quality care they have earned and deserve,” McCain said in a statement on Wednesday.

“This legislation is critical to expanding access to care for working veterans, while ensuring every veteran has flexibility and choice–no matter where they live or how long they are waiting for care. We have a long way to go to reform the VA, but this legislation offers important short- and long-term solutions to ensure our veterans receive the care they deserve now and well into the future.”

The legislation is cosponsored by Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.), John Cornyn (R., Texas), Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Joni Ernst (R., Iowa), Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), and Thom Tillis (R., N.C.).

McCain has been an outspoken critic about continuing problems at VA facilities since the reports about VA employees keeping secret waitlists first broke in 2014. The controversy had roots in the Phoenix VA health system in McCain’s home state.

The legislation comes on the heels of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealing that the VA

BrightStar Home Care of Tempe proudly provides Home Care and Support for Seniors, including 24 hour in home care, and support in independent and assisted living communities. We provide all levels of home care from companion services to Skilled Nursing. Medical Staffing, Home care, In-Home Skilled Nursing, In-Home Physical Therapy for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, Companion and Personal Care for Elders with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We also provide Home Child Care, Sitter and Nanny services for Children and Support for New Mothers. We Support Veterans as a partner of the VA/Veterans administration provider network and area a Home Care Provider for U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, and a DOL DEEOIC provider. We Accept most Long Term Care Insurance benefits, provide Hospice care, Live-in care, CNA, Caregiver, RN, LPN, RN Supervision, Compassionate Care, and Compatibility Guarantees. We are an ALS Society partner and Alzheimer Association member, providing care for developmentally disabled and individuals of all ages with mental health and behavioral health diagnosis. Other services inlcude safe discharge and transportation from the hospital or rehab facility, Post Op care both short and long term, Pre Operation and preparation help and assistance, client monitoring for out of town family members. Our service area covers Tempe, Ahwatukee, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, and Maricopa in AZ. We are very proud of our Joint Commission Accreditation to provide you the highest quality of care.

Topics: Senior Care