Bordallo comments on delayed care for veterans - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Bordallo comments on delayed care for veterans

Posted: Apr 13, 2018 3:46 PM Updated:

A report out by the Government Accountability Office found that while most veterans received primary and mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Heath Care System in a timely manner. Military vets did experience delays related to the processing of their enrollment applications, contacting them for appointment scheduling, and completing comprehensive mental health evaluations.

The GAO making several recommendations for VA leaders to address including reviewing its referral process for DOD providers, as well as, for the secretary of the VA to ensure the health care system improves the monitoring of referrals and communication with Naval Hospital.

Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo encourages the VA to implement the recommendations. She states, "Our veterans deserve better. Some progress has been made to improve health care services for veterans who live on Guam and the other Pacific territories, but this report underscores that more needs to be done."

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Andrew Brewer's death ruled accidental

    Andrew Brewer's death ruled accidental

    Chief medical examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola confirmed Andrew Brewer, the man hit and killed by a car in Dededo earlier this month, died from a crushed chest and abdomen, and a broken neck. His death is ruled an accident.More >>
    Chief medical examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola confirmed Andrew Brewer, the man hit and killed by a car in Dededo earlier this month, died from a crushed chest and abdomen, and a broken neck. His death is ruled an accident. More >>
  • Senators debate concept of "exceptional term contracts"

    Senators debate concept of "exceptional term contracts"

    Senators opened up their April legislative session with discussion on a bill to provide for "exceptional term contracts." Sponsor Senator Tom Ada explains that for certain projects, would-be developers are seeking longer lease terms. An example is the GuaMore >>
    Senators opened up their April legislative session with discussion on a bill to provide for "exceptional term contracts." Sponsor Senator Tom Ada explains that for certain projects, would-be developers are seeking longer lease terms. An example is the GuaMore >>
  • Ron Molano Taitano sentenced for smuggling drugs back into prison

    Ron Molano Taitano sentenced for smuggling drugs back into prison

    A man who tried to hide drugs in his slipper so that he could smuggle it into the prison is sentenced in District Court today. Ron Molano Taitano will serve 18 months to run consecutive with his 2012 case. As reported, he released from DOC custody last yeMore >>
    A man who tried to hide drugs in his slipper so that he could smuggle it into the prison is sentenced in District Court today. Ron Molano Taitano will serve 18 months to run consecutive with his 2012 case. As reported, he released from DOC custody last yeMore >>
Powered by Frankly