Monday, March 21, 2022

NY Senators Push To Keep NYC Veterans Hospitals Open

Thirty-Five Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, in 21 different States, would be Closed or completely Reconstructed, under a nearly $2 trillion Infrastructure Overhaul unveiled by Department Leadership. In addition, 14 New Major VA Hospitals would be Built along with 140 Multi-Specialty Community-based Outpatient Clinics. The Plan in total would add 80 New Medical Buildings to the Department’s existing Inventory of more than 1,200 across the Country.

The Veterans Affairs (VA) should back off Plans to close Hospitals for Military Veterans in New York, say New York Sens. Chuck Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D).

The Democratic duo recently wrote Veterans Affairs Commissioner, Denis McDonough urging him to keep the Centers, which serve an estimated 6 million Vets, Open.

Shutting them down “would be devastating for our veterans,” Schumer said.

“So many of our veterans depend on these hospitals, so many depend on the services these hospitals give people,” he said. “This is one of the most intense concentrations of veterans in the country.”

The recommendation to Close Two New York City Veterans Hospitals, along with the Castle Point site, was published in a Review.

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The move "would severely undermine the Department’s mission to deliver world-class care to veterans in every area of our nation," they wrote Veterans Affairs Secretary, Denis McDonough. (Shutterstock)

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