Charlie Crist introduces legislation to address health care for women veterans – Florida Politics

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has introduced legislation to promote the recruitment and training of specialty healthcare providers at the VA and in the community who understand the health needs of women veterans.
The bill, called Improving Specialty Care for Women Veterans Act, also allows women veterans seeking specialty care to choose a doctor that meets their needs and has training in gender-specific care, including a doctor who is a woman.
Currently, the VA provides gender-specific care for primary care, mental healthcare, military sexual trauma and reproductive health, including the ability to see providers who themselves are women. However, women veterans do not have the option of gender-specific care when seeing providers in other specialties, even though they face the same sensitive health needs as in specialties where gender-specific care is already offered.
“Like all veterans, women veterans suffer from the seen and unseen wounds of war – wounds that require specialized, high-quality VA healthcare. But not enough women can access gender-specific care at the VA,” Crist said in a statement. “By expanding the specialties that offer gender-specific care, hiring and training more women doctors and nurses who understand the needs of women veterans, we can provide our women veterans with the level of care they deserve and have earned in defense of our nation.”
In addition to improving the recruitment and training of specialty health care providers, the Improving Specialty Care for Women Veterans Act would be available to interns, residents, doctors and nurse practitioners both in the VA and in the community care program, and allow women veterans to see which doctors have participated in the program and choose to visit a provider who has participated, so long as that patient would otherwise be allowed to see that provider.
Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.
Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL
Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Renzo Downey, Daniel Figueroa, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Kelly Hayes, Joe Henderson, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Andrew Wilson, Mike Wright, and Tristan Wood.
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

© Copyright by Extensive-Enterprises 2022. All rights reserved.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.