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Radewagen: 'National security is only as good as quality of care for veterans'




By Pacific Island Times News Staff


Rep. Uifa’atali Amata Radewagen, American Samoa's delegate to the U.S. Congress, vowed to prioritize efforts to improve the efficiency of the healthcare system for veterans in the Pacific island states and territories.


As vice chair of the Veterans Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, Radewagen said she would "make sure proper staffing and appointment time slots are available" to veterans traveling long distances to Hawaii, where veterans affairs are facilitated.


“Our national security is only as good as the quality of care that we deliver to our veterans,” Radewagen said.

Uifa’atali Amata Radewagen

Radewagen met with Micronesian President Wesley Simina on Wednesday to discuss the implementation of the Compact of Free Association agreements related to veterans’ healthcare treatment for American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas, Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.


"Veterans’ Committee Chairman Mike Bost is a great supporter of all our veterans in the Pacific and around the globe and he has assured me he will continue to work with me to enhance Pacific veterans care," Radewagen said.


"Chairman Bost understands the challenges of great distances that Pacific island veterans face," she added.






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