California Lawmakers Push for More Veterans’ Medical Clinics
California lawmakers say they will continue efforts to open more medical clinics in the state that provide care to veterans, McClatchy/Sacramento Bee reports.
On Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she plans to "continue to push" for more Department of Veterans Affairs clinics in the state.
One such clinic has been proposed for French Camp. The facility would serve an estimated 87,000 veterans in San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada foothills, according to McClatchy/Bee.
However, the project was put on hold after the House limited VA construction funding over budget concerns.
Feinstein said, "We need more VA health facilities in the ... Valley to help veterans access the health care they have earned and deserve," adding, "While we must fix any problems with the VA's construction process, these important projects must be allowed to advance."
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) also expressed their support for the facility in French Camp. McNerney said, "Our veterans need this clinic now, not further delays" (Doyle, McClatchy/Sacramento Bee, 5/5).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.