The U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs recently held a hearing on consolidating non-VA care programs. Recently, VA introduced a proposal to streamline all of the legacy systems for non-VA care and to consolidate them into a single program, as they were directed to do by law when Congress authorized the ability to move funds from the Choice Program to cover shortfalls in the other non-VA care accounts. Also, VA's plan calls for cultivating a provider network to serve veterans utilizing federal health-care providers, academic affiliates and community providers. Testimonies and a video of the hearing are available on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Veterans' Affairs website.
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