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The proposal is aimed at solving problems that have forced veterans to endure long waits for health care.
Rep. Mike Michaud said Monday in Portland that a compromise reached over the weekend that is aimed at resolving the Veterans Affairs health care crisis represents a positive short-term step, but more systemic overhauls are needed.
Top negotiators on a deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs turned to an unusual strategy that helped them arrive at Monday’s agreement: knock-down, drag-out arguing.
House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a $17 billion bill meant to reform the Veterans Affairs Department, setting up a scramble this week to send the legislation to President Obama’s desk.
Congressional negotiations on a bill to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and address the myriad of problems in the agency, are at an impasse with the co-chairs of the conference committee blaming each other for delays.
Democrat Mike Michaud has decried Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s decision to forgo Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Now he’s a founding member of the State Medicaid Expansion Caucus.
The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out a series of proposed new rail safety rules on Wednesday, including phasing out tens of thousands of older railway tanker cars used to transport flammable liquids over the next two years.
The state VA says the addition aims to provide better care as the number of women in service swells.
Maine has more than 10,000 women who are military veterans, and they finally have a special clinic at the Togus VA hospital.
A new clinic for women veterans has opened at the VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus in Augusta.