Veterans offered array of services in Vermont

By:  Nancy Remsen

Health services for veterans have been spared the “horrors of sequestration,” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said, referring to the automatic cuts in federal funding taking a toll on many areas of government.

At a news conference Monday, Sanders and two representatives from the White River Junction VA Medical Center highlighted some of the many health care options and urged Vermont veterans to check out what they might be eligible to receive.

“In recent years, we have seen a significant improvement in veterans’ health care,” Sander said. He chairs the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and has long made veterans issues one of his priorities.

“We have some excellent facilities available to you,” Sanders said, noting that in addition to the medical center, there are five outpatient clinics located in Colchester, Rutland, Brattleboro, Bennington and Newport.

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