Medical Waste: Coast Guard Medical Vacations

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From the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management led by Senator Rand Paul issued a weekly waste report on the Coast Guards "Travel to Obtain Healthcare Program" that totals $1.2 million annually. The goal of this is so that those stationed in Alaska can travel to receive medical care that can't get locally. The report provides evidence that the trips are not always for healthcare purposes, and many lack the documentation needed to be recorded as travel requests. The report does take note that the Inspector General has made recommendations for fixing the lack of oversight within the program.
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