Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Alaska veterans could have more access to health care.
Alaska Veterans Health Care System Director Dr. Timothy Ballard said his agency will hire 100 additional workers under a plan funded by the Trump Administration. The Veterans Affairs budget was increased by six percent providing funds for the new workers.
Juneau will host a Veterans Town Hall meeting tonight at the UAS Recreation Center at 5 pm to discuss issues that impact veterans.
The agency plans to hire more primary care physicians and support staff so veterans won't have to wait so long for health care.