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10:12 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Rep. Andy Harris Proposes Private Insurance Option for Vets

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
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Congressman Andy Harris wants veterans to be able to opt out of the Veterans health Administration to seek care from a private insurer.

The Maryland Republican’s proposal would be called the Veteran’s Choice Plan and would provide coverage comparable to what federal employees get through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Harris’ proposal follows the scandal that has rocked the Veteran’s Administration which has found falsified records for waiting times to get medical appointments.

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