HELENA, Mont. — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today met with Dr. Kathy Berger, the director of the Montana VA Healthcare System, to discuss prioritizing Montana veterans and ensuring they receive the care they deserve.
Daines pressed Berger on holding officials at the VA accountable and ensuring those who have served receives the best possible care. They also discussed the unique challenges facing veterans living in rural areas, issues related to Health Net and third party providers, as well as the obstacles that exist in providing quality care, regardless of a veteran’s residence or location.
“Dr. Berger has a tall order ahead of her to ensure that veterans not only receive the care they deserve, but they receive quality care in a timely manner,” Daines stated. “I appreciated the opportunity to speak with Dr. Berger and look forward to remaining in close communication to guarantee our veterans needs are met.”
Berger’s first day was December 12, 2016.
On October 28, 2016, Daines released a statement on Berger’s appointment wishing her the best in her new role.