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November 30, 2017
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Readout of Acting HHS Secretary Hargan's Visit to Mechanicsville, Virginia

Acting HHS Secretary Hargan speaking to veterans and caregivers in Charlottesville, VA.

Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric Hargan traveled to Mechanicsville, Virginia today to meet with veterans representing multiple service eras and branches to thank them for their service and sacrifice to our country, and to discuss their experiences with the Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) program.

Acting Secretary Hargan first met with local veterans to discuss the VD-HCBS program, a partnership between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and HHS, and how its availability, and their ability to tailor their care to fit their individual needs, has affected their lives.

After meeting with these veterans, Acting Secretary Hargan delivered remarks to a group of local veterans, caregivers, and community members at American Legion Post 175. Mr. Hargan reaffirmed President Trump’s commitment to providing veterans the quality care they so rightfully deserve and noted that the VD-HCBS program “is also in accord with the patient-and-people first principles that this administration brings to healthcare and human services.”

Information on the Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services program can be found here.


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Last revised: December 1, 2017

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