The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Choice Program (VCP) has helped increased veterans' access to health care since the program's inception in August 2014. To date, more than two million appointments with community care providers have been scheduled and completed for eligible veterans enrolled in VA health care programs. VCP was created by Congress as a temporary rapid-fire solution to alleviate long wait times at overburdened VA medical facilities. As the program draws closer to its 2017 sunset date, a recent panel on the current state of veterans health care was hosted by the Alliance for Health Reform and Ascension Health. A transcript, speaker presentations and a link to a video of the panel discussions are available on the Alliance for Health Reform website.
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