02.05.19

Daines to VA: Our Veterans Deserve Better

Stresses Importance of Expediting VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today during a hearing in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, told leaders of the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs that their plan for the Electronic Health Record Modernization is a recipe for disaster, and veterans deserve better. 

          Daines VA

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“Enterprise solutions with a 10-year timeline and a $16 billion price tag – that is a recipe for disaster. That is a recipe for not spending tax dollars wisely. But the people who are hurt most by that are our veterans,” Daines stated.

The hearing was a review of the VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization, a critical tool in providing our veterans with seamless access to healthcare. Daines emphasized the importance of expediting the VA’s 10-year timeline, highlighting that our veterans will be the ones hurt most by inaction. 

Daines will continue to work on behalf of Montana’s and the nation’s veterans, fighting to ensure they have the access to healthcare they need and deserve.

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