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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: June 22, 2015 04:56 PM
From: Senator David G. Argall and Sen. Randy Vulakovich
To: All Senate members
Subject: Studying public-private partnerships to provide additional care for veterans
In the near future, we will introduce a resolution to study options in addition to state-owned veterans care facilities in order to meet increasing demand.

Pennsylvania currently owns and operates six extended care facilities for veterans throughout the commonwealth. Our resolution will require the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study cost-savings for and the effectiveness of the state’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to have public-private partnerships to provide additional opportunities to Pennsylvania’s veterans.

In order to alleviate waiting lists at state-owned extended care facilities, we believe a solution to partner with the private sector would benefit veterans and taxpayers alike.

The study will look at the opportunities for the DMVA to partner with the private sector to provide expanded care needed by our brave servicemen and women.

Introduced as SR171