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Ernst Urges Committee to Pass Bill to Ensure Proper Care for Iowa Veterans

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran, spoke at a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing urging her colleagues to support her bill that ensures veterans are given the care they deserve.

At the hearing, Ernst told the story of Iowa veteran Anthony French, who, while suffering from a brain tumor in 2017, received improper care from a VA provider with a history of substandard care.

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Ernst’s remarks.

Senator Ernst’s bill, the Ensure Quality Care for Our Veterans Act, requires that every health care provider hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with a revoked license undergoes a third party review of that provider’s care. If the review determines that a competent practitioner would have managed the veteran’s care differently, the veteran will be notified.