VETERANS - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) House OKs V.A. health-care overhaul <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">House OKs V.A. health-care overhaul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T18:41:01.892-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 06:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the V.A. to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite employment rules to make it easier to fire senior executives judged to be negligent or performing poorly. The 420-5 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by Friday. The bill includes $10 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582434672014-07-30T18:41:01.892-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T18:41:01.892-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:41:01 MDT Washington Post: Mending the VA <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Washington Post: Mending the VA</a></h4>