Veteran Health Care

VA 'Choice' Update

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Choice Program (VCP) has reached a key milestone by scheduling two million appointments through the program. The network now has over 350,000 providers and facilities. VA has partnered with Congress to improve the community care experience by: (1) removing the enrollment date requirement for Choi... more

Are VA's Critics Ignoring MyVA Reforms?

According to the VA appointed 12 person advisory panel, known as the MyVA Advisory Committee, Trump and other politicians critical of the VA are missing the positive strides made by VA to implement the 'MyVA' healthcare system initiatives and reforms. According to a recent article by Tom Philpott, the MyVA committee members are concerned politic... more

VA Secretary Responds to CARE Report

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has released a Statement on the Commission on Care final report. Read the statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website. The report is available on the Commission on Care website. Read the statement from the American Legion regarding the report on the American Legion website. F... more

Pitching VA Reform, Trump Lands Endorsement by Retiring Congressman

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., prior to a speech on VA reform in Virginia Beach, Va., on Monday, July 11. (Photo: Steve Helber/AP)

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday offered a plan for reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs that would seem to give veterans the option of getting medical care outside the VA -- including at private hospitals -- with the government paying the bills. "Every veteran will get timely access to top quality ... more

VA Workers Protest VA Medical Care Changes

Dozens of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) workers rallied July 1 outside the Fayetteville VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC protesting a proposed overhaul of veterans' medical care. The Commission on Care, a panel created by Congress two years ago amid concern over long wait times for care at VA centers nationwide, is expected to recomme... more

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