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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.

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