Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Ask Your Senator to please support HR. 3224 The Deborah Sampson Act

The number of women Veterans enrolling in VA health care is increasing, placing new demands on a VA’s health care system. To address the growing number of women Veterans who are eligible for health care, Congresswoman Julia Brownley-D-CA-26 has introduced H.R. 3224 the DeborahSampson Act, which passed the House on November 13, by a 399-11 vote and received by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for consideration.
This  bi-partisan legislation when enacted into law would provide additional funding for primary care and emergency care clinicians in VA’s Women Veterans Health Care residency programs, a requirement for gender-specific services at every VA medical facility, a mandate for a new policy to end harassment and sexual assault at all VA locations,  a new assessment on the availability of prosthetics specifically for women veterans, establish a new Office of Women’s Health in the agency, extend coverage of healthcare for newborn children of veterans from seven to 14 days and would require more oversight of women’s health care within the Department of Veterans Affair.
Today, women veterans have earned and are entitled to full healthcare services, including care for gender-specific illnesses, injuries, and diseases as a result of their military service. 
Contact your Senator NOW and use the letter on the site and  urge them to request their colleague Senator Moran, Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee pass H.R.3224,The Deborah Sampson Act out of committee and on to the Senate floor for votes and passage.

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