Bill pitches Leeward medical site

A measure in the U.S. Senate includes reforms to repair the embattled VA health care system

Gregg K. Kakesako
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Hawaii’s two U.S. senators are co-sponsors of legislation that would give Hawaii another health care facility for veterans, possibly built in Leeward Oahu and named after retired Sen. Daniel Akaka.

The bill is among the stack of measures intended to make the Department of Veterans Affairs more accountable following reports of the nation’s veterans enduring long wait times — prompting the resignation of Kauai-born retired Army Gen. Eric “Ric” Shinseki as head of the agency.

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
6 June 2014

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