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‘I am very thankful for the MISSION Act’: Veterans share stories and struggles with VA and community care

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been misrepresenting appointment wait times and blocking veterans’ access to needed health care. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request expose methods the VA is using to skirt requirements in the VA MISSION Act  to prevent veterans from using the community care option and keep them in… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, May 23rd 2022

The VA has released recommendations for better health care. Here are four questions we still have.

You might have seen news outlets covering recommendations for streamlining veterans’ care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Those recommendations represent a giant step in the Asset and Infrastructure Review process that will allow the VA to cut through waste and bureaucracy and adapt to veterans’ evolving needs. But misinformed concerns about these recommendations have… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, April 29th 2022

Scandal has become the status quo at VA eight years after Phoenix

Eight years ago, the Phoenix Veterans Affairs scandal broke, alerting the public to egregious mismanagement of veterans care. A concerted effort at the Phoenix VA to manipulate and cover up appointment wait times kept veterans away from needed medical care. Inspector General and Government Accountability Office investigators found the manipulation was being practiced all over the… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, April 8th 2022

More VA documents expose wait-time manipulation and denial of care

The more we find out, the worse it gets. A new wave of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request provide more evidence that the Department of Veterans Affairs is purposefully keeping veterans away from community health care options by miscalculating appointment wait times. These revelations are further confirmation that the VA is… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, March 30th 2022

CVA policy director outlines four ways Congress can help veterans in 2022

By Juliana Heerschap, CVA policy director Concerned Veterans for America recently released our 2022 policy agenda. In it, we outlined the issues where we think we can make the biggest differences in advancing policies that will benefit veterans, the military community, and their families. We approach these issues from the ground up. Our grassroots army… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, March 24th 2022

Here’s everything you need to be a champion for veterans and the country in 2022

We at CVA just released our 2022 policy agenda. In it, we’ve identified ways for our grassroots army to drive change in this country, from how the U.S. approaches foreign policy, to how it takes care of its veterans after service. We’re partnering with our activists across the country to call for: Withdrawing all troops… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, March 8th 2022

Why we support Sen. Blackburn’s Veterans Health Care Freedom Act

Veterans were promised they’d be cared for after serving this country. But despite legislation to ensure access to care, many veterans are stuck waiting for needed medical treatment in a Veterans Affairs system full of red tape. Veterans’ care options are limited to what the VA bureaucracy deems is right for them, rather than what… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, February 18th 2022