Virginia lawmakers say late VA payments jeopardize veterans’ care

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Members of Congress from Virginia say chronic late payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs to doctors are jeopardizing care for the state’s aging veteran population.

The state’s two senators and 11 House members urged VA administrators to fix a system that can leave health-care providers waiting more than four months for payments they should have received within 30 days. The delays can damage credit, they said.

Congress created the Veterans Choice program in 2014 in response to a scandal exposing excessively long wait times at a Phoenix VA hospital that also had been a problem nationwide.

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