The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has presented the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees with the administration's draft proposal of the Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act. The bill aims to (1) simplify eligibility requirements; (2) help VA to continue to build a high-performing network; (3) streamline clinical and administrative processes; (4) implement new care coordination support for veterans, and (5) merge community care programs. The bill will also replace the current wait-time and distance eligibility criteria under the Choice Program. For more information, visit the VA Access to Care website.
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