Manhattan VA Hospital
I am fighting efforts by the CARES Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce the level and quality of services offered by the Manhattan VA Hospital. The CARES Commission was established to evaluate the existing VA facilities across the country to determine if resources are being used most effectively. However, by closing hospitals and limiting access to health care, we fail in our promise to stand up for the military men and women who have stood up for us. With thousands of veterans waiting six months or more for an appointment at VA medical facilities, I strongly believe that closing or reducing services at VA hospitals is the wrong decision.
05/03/05 - Statement of Rep. Maloney on CARES
02/13/04 - Letter To Secretary Principi Regarding CARES
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NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) spoke at a public hearing following Pricewaterhouse Coopers's presentation of its study on the feasability of consolidating or closing the Manhattan and Brooklyn VA Hospitals (Rep. Maloney's statement). U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary Jim Nicholson, acting on the recommendation of the VA CARES Commission, authorized the study, which sets forth and evaluates nine options for consolidating or closing the facilities.