House Passes VA Health Care Measure

white-city-vaWashington, D.C. (CNN) — A bill aimed at giving veterans more options for medical care in response to the VA wait time scandal passed Tuesday in the U.S. House by a unanimous vote.

The legislation would allow veterans who experience long wait times for appointments to seek care outside VA facilities. The U.S. Senate is expected to consider a similar measure later in the week.

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned last month amid reports blaming over a dozen deaths on delayed care at VA facilities.

An internal Veterans Affairs audit released Monday found that tens of thousands of newly returned veterans waited 90 days for medical care.

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