VA's Response to COVID-19 Across the VA Enterprise, Hearing Before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, December 9, 2020 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the December 9, 2020 hearing on "VA's [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] Response to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Across the VA Enterprise," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. From the opening statement of Jerry Moran: "COVID has not disappeared, as many of us thought or hoped it would after a few months. [...] The VA faced challenges relating to the administration of both benefits and disability compensation and pension exams as well as the provision of timely quality health care. Just like other health care providers, the VA had to work through closures due to the virus and difficulties acquiring vital personal protection equipment. While the VA continues to work diligently at local levels on behalf of our veterans and while also fulfilling its fourth mission, VA hospitals and clinics still face difficulty procuring supplies, finding availability for veterans' appointments, and making certain that veterans in rural areas had adequate access to health care." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Paul R. Lawrence and Richard A. Stone.
S. Hrg. 116-483; Senate Hearing 116-483
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