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Some Veterans Affairs’ hospitals are cutting vets’ long waits for outpatient care appointments by authorizing specially-trained pharmacists to treat certain patients with chronic care needs.
The initiative would prohibit California state agencies from paying more for a prescription drug than what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays. Both sides are deploying veterans’ sympathetic and trusted image to win over voters.
The experiment in private partnership begins in Palo Alto.
A program that was supposed to help veterans see doctors closer to home more quickly is not fulfilling its promise.
A bill in Congress requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay for care delivered outside the VA medical system is likely to increase private-sector referrals for San Diego veterans and highlight the need for electronic exchange of medical records to ensure continuity of care.