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Nassau County Wants $85 Million In Federal Funds For Veterans' Health Services

Courtesy of United States Marine Corps

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has asked the federal government to provide $85 million from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill to expand veterans health services at Nassau University Medical Center.

Curran said in a letter sent to Senate Majority Chuck Schumer that the hospital could serve as an “important satellite” for Nassau County veterans.

Curran says the federal money would also be used to create an adult day care program for veterans.

The state public benefit company that operates the hospital, NuHealth, has struggled with large annual operating deficits.

Health care for veterans is available at the Northport VA Medical Hospital and community health centers.