Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Bill in Washington aims to improve access to care for female veterans- VIDEO
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Michigan-led bipartisan bill is aiming to improve access to medical care for female veterans.
U.S. Senator Gary Peters is co-sponsoring the Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act.
According to the VA, as of January, there were more than 46,000 women veterans in Michigan, and more than 2 million nationwide.
The legislation would require the VA to establish standards that focus specifically on women's needs, including full-time obstetricians or gynecologists at every VA Medical Center.