WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed Congresswoman Lisa McClain’s (R-MI) bill, H.R. 5754, the Patient Advocate Tracker Act. This bipartisan bill would create an online portal where veterans can track the status of formal complaints that they file through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
“Our nation’s veterans have sacrificed so much for our country they deserve the best health care possible,” said Rep. McClain. “When veterans receive subpar care, they should be able to file a complaint and easily track that complaint through the VA system. I am excited my legislation to ensure veterans receive this tracking ability has passed the Senate. Thank you to Senators John Kennedy and Raphael Warnock for helping lead this effort in their chamber. I am eager to have the President sign this bill into law.”
The Patient Advocate Tracker Act was introduced by Reps. McClain, Slotkin, Moolenaar and Dingell on October 27,2021. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Patient Advocate Tracker Act on May 16, 2022.