Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, cosponsored a bill that, if passed, would set in motion a pilot program establishing a patient-entered medical records system for veterans.

According to a release from the Congresswoman's office, the bipartisan bill, H.R. 3497 — the Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act — increases the portability of veteran's medical records, making it easier to share them with doctors and other health care providers.  

“Our veterans deserve the best healthcare possible. With so many heroes returning home with service-related injuries, it only makes sense to do all we can to make it easier for our veterans to access care,” said Stefanik in the release. “I’ll keep working in Congress to improve our VA Health Care system and ensure they benefits they’ve earned are properly and compassionately delivered.”

Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli is a features writer at The Post-Star. She can be reached at kphalen-tomaselli@poststar.com for comments or story ideas. 

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