- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told a group of veterans in Billings he understands they’re frustrated with access to care, and he outlined his plans to reorganize the VA to help solve those problems.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1F541EK ) Wednesday’s question-and-answer session with Democratic Sen. Jon Tester drew more than 50 people, mostly local veterans.

While the crowd brought up a wide variety of topics, most of the conversation focused on complaints that have plagued the VA for years. Those included problems with access to care, long wait times, health staff turnover and organizational issues.

McDonald said he’s working to rebuild trust with the veterans the VA serves by improving access to care, addressing veteran homelessness and preparing the agency for the future.

McDonald and Tester held similar sessions in Missoula and Helena on Tuesday.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com


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