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La delegation: How will VA fix mistakes in La?

4 years 1 month 4 days ago Friday, September 19 2014 Sep 19, 2014 September 19, 2014 3:51 AM September 19, 2014 in News
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - All eight members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say the Department of Veterans Affairs is hurting the credit of hundreds of Louisiana veterans by failing to pay on time for emergency health care at private facilities.

A letter sent Thursday to Secretary Robert McDonald asks how the VA plans to correct its mistakes in Louisiana and make sure they never happen again.

According to the letter, leaders of the Veterans Integrated Service Network covering Louisiana have said at public meetings that they incorrectly rejected claims from hundreds of veterans.

The letter was released by U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany. In July, he and Sen. Mary Landrieu introduced a bill that would require the secretary to report on each service network's record in paying emergency medical claims on time.

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