Senator Enzi: ‘We Are Failing Our Veterans’

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As Wyoming veterans continue to experience delays and limited access to care, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming is calling for a review of and improvements to the Veterans Choice Program. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Senator Enzi recently delivered a speech on the Senate floor where he said that he has not only heard concerns from veterans in need of care, but also from providers who have been unable to get reimbursed for medical services. According to Enzi, this means some doctors and facilities have ended their participation in VA Choice because it is taking too long to get reimbursed, or they are unable to get reimbursed at all.

Enzi said that he continuously hears stories of how the program simply isn’t working.

Enzi said that he is working with the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to make sure that any new version of the community care for veterans takes into account the unique challenges that rural and frontier health care networks face.