Hearing examines women’s access to VA health services

Funding for Veterans Affairs health care services for women has increased about 16 percent over the last five years, yet it accounts for less than 1 percent of overall veterans’ health pending, according to the Military Times.

The House Appropriations Committee on Feb. 28 held a hearing to address the issue titled, "Female Veterans Access to VA Hearing,” which promised in coming weeks to discuss increasing funding to address gender health disparities at the agency, the article notes.

According to the report, the number of women using Veterans Health Administration services has tripled since 2001, and is expected to grow even faster coming years, so a budget should address women-specific services in addition to additional funds.

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