Sen. Chuck Schumer introduces bill for better veterans care

There is a new push to try and help veterans receive better health care following the recent VA hospital scandal. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is

A new bill will improve veterans' access to

A new bill will improve veterans' access to care, hire more doctors and nurses and cut wait times.

NEW YORK - There is a new push to try and help veterans receive better health care following the recent VA hospital scandal.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is making a push on the Senate floor this week for more than 350,000 vets across New York State. The proposed legislation will improve veterans' access to care by hiring more doctors and nurses and cutting back wait times.

Schumer says the nation's entire VA health care system is currently under investigation and that more can be done to address these problems. "Unfortunately, we learned in Phoenix that veterans are not getting the health care they need and, at least in some parts of the VA, there's a lot of rot."

The bill is set to come up for a vote in the next two weeks.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A beloved North Rockland cheerleading coach who was 1 Hundreds gather to mourn loss of beloved North Rockland cheer coach
2 Westchester/Hudson Valley Sportscast, Dec. 9
VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals 3 VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals
They say Ken Smith, who was sick all 4 Mount Vernon police search for missing NYC corrections officer
Chopper 12 was over a tractor-trailer accident on 5 Chopper 12 over Newburgh-Beacon Bridge accident

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Sen. Charles Schumer says the nation should increase Schumer pushes for tougher background checks

Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing a proposal for children's organizations to obtain additional background information

The senator democrat claims some products are being Schumer rips e-cigarette makers

Sen. Chuck Schumer is taking aim at the manufacturers of electronic cigarettes. The democrat claims

At a press conference on Sunday, state Sen. Senator calls for additional action in Nigeria

New York's senior senator is calling on the U.S. government to offer more help in

Sen. Chuck Schumer toured the damaged area today, Schumer calls on FEMA for more Sandy funds

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is calling on FEMA to provide more funding to New Rochelle

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE