Tester urges VA to bolster telehealth services for veterans


Last updated 7/30/2020 at 11:23am

Note: This was provided by Ranking Member Jon Tester’s office in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee 

At a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday, Ranking Member Jon Tester, D-Mont., pressed the Department of Veterans Affairs to strengthen telehealth services to veterans, especially in rural areas, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Although many veterans in Montana — especially those in highly rural areas — are accustomed to virtual appointments, we need to remember that not all veterans have access to smart telephone technology or reliable internet access,” s...

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