SEE IT: Vet's futile attempt to make VA appointment goes viral

Why We Need the Faster Care for Veterans Act

Watch as Dennis, Army veteran and one of the District Representatives on my staff, tries to schedule his doctor's appointment at the VA. This is unacceptable. Our returning service men and women deserve better. I'm committed to doing everything I can to improve this flawed system and introduced the bipartisan Faster Care for Veterans Act to bring veteran health care into the 21st century. #fastercareforvets

Posted by Congressman Seth Moulton on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Powerful video of an Army vet’s frustrating attempt to make a VA appointment has gone viral and prompted Congress to act.

When Dennis Magnasco called his local VA hospital in Massachusetts, he found himself stuck on the phone for nearly five minutes, greeted by an endless slew of automated messages.

Magnasco is a district representative for Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), a fellow Iraq War veteran who says he has also experienced this firsthand.

That’s why Moulton is pushing out a bill called the Faster Care for Veterans Act, an 18-month pilot program that would allow veterans to make appointments directly on their phones.


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