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How the American Rescue Plan aids VA in helping Veterans

The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis have had a tremendous impact on the health and economic wellbeing of millions of Veterans. Now, the American Rescue Plan will help them further recover.

By |March 16th, 2021|Coronavirus, Top Stories|38 Comments

Secretary McDonough’s remarks to Veterans Service Organizations regarding the American Rescue Plan

This plan supports our priority of providing Veterans timely, world-class healthcare. Here’s a few things those targeted funds will allow us to do: It will allow us to ensure that our 9.3 million enrolled Veterans will not have healthcare delayed. The pandemic has resulted in 19.7 million cancelled, delayed or moved appointments. These changes are not only taxing on our Veterans—they may also result in additional costs, forced cancellation, and delays. The plan will allow the Veterans Health Administration and our Information Technology team to sustain and expand telehealth capabilities critical for video-to-home telehealth visits.

By |February 12th, 2021|Secretary's Blog, Top Stories|9 Comments

Veterans to receive assistance through proposed American Jobs Plan

Veterans would see improved infrastructure, more jobs and small business assistance in the proposed American Jobs Plan, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said April 15. Speaking during a White House press call, the secretary said the plan would give VA more resources to help Veterans.

By |April 15th, 2021|Secretary's Priorities, Top Stories|2 Comments

It’s hurricane season – don’t forget to plan for your pets

June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Did you remember to include your pet/service animal in your hurricane preparedness plan? Don’t leave your best friend stranded during a weather emergency.

By |June 23rd, 2020|Disaster Response|Comments Off on It’s hurricane season – don’t forget to plan for your pets
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