U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis is planning a town hall meeting to have what he is calling a “candid conversation” with veterans the general public about the potential of a new consolidated Veterans Affairs clinic in Pasco County.
The meeting is set for Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m., at the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive in New Port Richey.
“I have spent the past several years fighting for a new consolidated clinic in Pasco County,” Bilirakis said, in a release. “Our veterans deserve the absolute best health care possible, and consolidation of the five VA clinics will enhance the accessibility to a centralized and convenient point of care.”
President Obama signed H.R. 2320 into law which created the new VA clinic for the county. However, the fate of where it will be located is up to VA officials. Yet, Bilirakis said he feels it’s his duty to “solicit opinions from veterans and their families from within our community. This clinic is for them, and their considerations should be taken into account.”
Bilirakis hosted a town hall meeting for veterans in June at the New Port Richey city council chambers, listening to concerns people had with VA hospitals.