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Tester: Bill to Improve Rural Veterans' Access to Medical Disability Examinations


November 17, 2021

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) are championing bipartisan legislation to improve rural veterans’ access to medical disability examinations.

Geography or mobility issues often limit rural and housebound veterans’ access to quality and timely medical disability examinations. The Senators’ Reform and Update Rural Access to Local (RURAL) Exams Act of 2021 aims to address this inequity by increasing transparency of the medical disability examination program and authorizing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...

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