Veterans Affairs Secretary Highlights Ongoing VA Initiatives

Reforming and modernizing the Veterans Affairs Department was the topic as VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin addressed a full house of veterans at the American Veterans National Convention. Shulkin spoke to veterans and their families regarding his priorities for the VA, including what is being done to streamline the disability claims process, update theVeterans Choice Program and make VA more accountable to veterans and the public.

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President and VA Secretary Announce Veteran Telehealth Initiatives

President Trump and VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin announced three initiatives that will expand access to health care for Veterans across the country. Using telehealth technology and mobile applications, VA will connect with more Veterans to provide services where they live. Through VA Telehealth, VA can practice over 50 clinical specialties, from tele-dermatology to tele-intensive care, Shulkin explained.

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