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NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-22; 11 November 2015

The Issue: Making it easier for retired military medical doctors to work for the Veterans Administration

Immediate Action Required: Ask your senators and representatives to support the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act of 2015; S. 2279 sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR.

More Information: NGAUS strongly supports S. 2279, the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act of 2015, a bill that would increase efficiency in the recruitment and hiring of health care workers that are undergoing separation from the Armed Forces by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

This legislation would create the “Docs-to-Docs” program and require uniform credentialing standards for certain health care professionals of the Department to make the transition easier.

Harnessing the experience of military trained and experienced health care professionals to care for veterans and providing jobs to those separating from the military is a win win situation. These military health care professionals can continue their service and veterans will have the benefit of being treated by people who understand their military service and sacrifice first hand.

Please contact your Senators and urge them to support this bill.

NGAUS Point of Contact:
Grace Washbourne
NGAUS Legislative Program Manager for Joint Programs

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