Miami VA Continues to Serve South Florida Veterans

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Medical Needs of Veterans Will Continue to Be Met During Government Shutdown

The Miami VA Healthcare System serves Veterans in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties.

The Miami VA Healthcare System serves Veterans in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties.

“It’s important for Veterans in South Florida to know that we are open and providing the healthcare services they need,” said Paul Russo, director of the Miami VA Healthcare System.

The Miami VA Healthcare System, including all our clinics and the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, want to remind the Veterans of South Florida that VA Healthcare is funded and will remain open during the government shutdown. This includes all primary care, specialty care, surgical, mental health and compensation & pension exam clinics and programs.

“It’s important for Veterans in South Florida to know that we are open and providing the healthcare services they need,” said Paul Russo, director of the Miami VA Healthcare System. “All scheduled appointments are being kept and Veterans are encouraged to use the healthcare benefits they earned while serving in the U.S. military.”

Yesterday, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee on how Congress’ failure to pass a budget and prevent a government shutdown could impede VA’s ability to pay more than 5.18 million Veterans their disability and education benefits. VA strongly believes that a lapse in appropriations should not have occurred and Congress should act to fund critical Government operations.

Veterans with questions about VA services can visit http://www.miami.va.gov or follow us at http://www.facebook.com/vamiami and http://www.twitter.com/miamivamc for the latest information on how the government shutdown may impact Veteran Benefits payments and other VA services.

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