close Video President Trump signs VA Mission Act of 2018 The president touts new legislation to expand doctor access to veterans, speed up the claims process and increase health services. In a victory for veterans, President Trump signed a bill into law Wednesday that I co-sponsored to enable more veterans to get medical care from doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system. The VA Mission Act was designed to address problems of long waiting lists that caused unacceptable delays in veterans receiving needed health care directly from the VA. The new law empowers veterans to have more control over their health care and provides more quality choices within their own communities. The VA Mission Act takes the first step in delivering what our veterans desperately need: faster and better-quality health care for all who have honorably served our country. The new law expands health-care options by removing the barriers in the current Choice Program that … [Read more...] about Rep. Daniel Webster: Trump takes action to improve veterans’ health care
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Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day by joining Providence caregivers for a free walk-in event at St. Patrick Hospital. Representatives will be available to provide you with information about: Advance Directives; complete, witness and register your Advance Directive; arrange a private consultation with an advance care planning; expert to answer questions and finalize your advance directive; Palliative Care; educational resources and videos to ensure your future health care choices are known and protected; Montana End of Life Registry.The event will be held Monday, April 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Patrick Hospital Conference Rooms A & B. The event is sponsored by Providence PMG Palliative Care Services and Providence St. Patrick Hospital and will include refreshments and prize drawings.For more information, call Palliative Care Services at 406-327-1950.***Life-sized photo cutouts featuring six local parents - five mothers and one father - with their … [Read more...] about National Health Care Decisions Day April 16 at St. Patrick Hospital
0 View Gallery View Comments The veterans health care system is in crisis, and creating a model that works will take commitment and cooperation, said Colorado Springs dermatologist and retired Navy surgeon Dr. Reagan Anderson. "The answer is complex and the answer needs to be an amalgam of public and private," he said. "It needs to be comprehensive and it can't be partisan. If partisan gets in the middle, someone's going to make some silly bill that only addresses one part of this." Partisan forces have helped redefine the country's bureaucratic and policy landscape over the last 15 months, but according to former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, they also made it impossible for him to do his job. In a New York Times op-ed published the day after he was fired last month by President Trump, Shulkin sketched a disturbing portrait of an agency rendered divided and dysfunctional over pressure to privatize the government's second-largest Cabinet department. "I have … [Read more...] about Veterans health care in crisis. Colorado Springs man has a complex solution.
Driving the Day Good Sunday morning. WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT -- “D.C.-area forecast: Accumulating snow likely Monday night,” by Capital Weather Gang’s Brian Jackson: “Tomorrow (Monday): Skies may start partly sunny, but should turn mostly cloudy as we head into the afternoon. … We’re not expecting any snow or rain to arrive until after 6 p.m. or so. We encourage you to stay tuned to the forecast during the day tomorrow, when we should have a better idea if snow might arrive early enough to disrupt the latter part of the commute home. Confidence: Medium-High.Story Continued Below “Tomorrow night into Tuesday morning: Snow, or a mix of rain and snow, is likely to move in sometime around 6-9 p.m. from south to north. Accumulating snow is a good bet as the intensity of precipitation increases late evening into the overnight, and lows dip to the upper 20s to low 30s as winds become gusty from the northeast, before the snow tapers … [Read more...] about SNOW looks like it will snarl D.C. — SUNDAY BEST: TOM COTTON warns colleagues that yes vote on health care puts House Republican majority in danger: ‘Do not walk the plank’
Driving the Day Good Monday morning. IVANKA SPEAKS -- INTERVIEW WITH AINSLEY EARHARDT ON FOX NEWS -- Asked about her father’s tweets: “I try to stay out of politics. I -- his political instincts are phenomenal. He did something that no one could have imagined he'd be able to accomplish. There were very few who thought, early on. I feel blessed just being part of the ride from day one and before. But he did something pretty remarkable. But I don’t profess to be a political savant.” -- ABOUT WHETHER SHE DISAGREES WITH HER FATHER: “So naturally, there are areas where there is disagreement. We’re two different human beings. I think it’s normal to not have 100 percent aligned viewpoints on every issue. I don’t think anyone operates like that with a parent, or within the context of an administration, and I think that all different viewpoints being at the table is a positive thing. And I think one of the things that, in this country we … [Read more...] about IVANKA, sr. adviser to POTUS: ‘I try to stay out of politics’ — HEALTH CARE CRUNCH WEEK — CBO expected to project big coverage losses — SEN. RON JOHNSON blasts bill in NYT