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Biggs and Stanwitz: ‘We will continue to fight for better health care options for veterans’

The Phoenix Veterans Affairs nursing home recently made the news as a rat infestation drove veterans out of the facility. The news brought back memories of the Phoenix VA wait time scandal and reminded veterans that they are often still stuck in a bureaucratic system with too few health care options. Recently, Rep. Andy Biggs… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, October 21st 2022

The VA is deliberately trying to stifle community care every step of the way – but there is hope

Recently, veterans health care has been front and center in the news with passage of the PACT Act. But in the conversation about covering care for toxic exposure we’re missing answers to a vital question – how is the Department of Veterans Affairs going to handle the influx of veterans with serious health problems? Wait… Read more »

By Darin Selnick
Tuesday, August 30th 2022

What is the GHAPS Act, and why is it important to veterans?

The Guaranteeing Healthcare Access to Personnel Who Served (GHAPS) Act represents a crucial step in putting veterans at the center of their health care. The bill would build on the foundational success of the VA MISSION Act, a landmark law that empowered more veterans with greater choice over where they access medical care. The GHAPS… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Friday, August 26th 2022

Purple Heart recipients share their experiences with VA care

The Purple Heart is a sacred award, given to those who sustained injuries while in combat. But at the Department of Veterans Affairs, even the Purple Heart doesn’t necessarily guarantee you quality, timely care. Ahead of National Purple Heart Day, we asked Purple Heart recipients what it has been like getting care at the VA…. Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, August 4th 2022

Montana veteran: Protecting facilities isn’t the same as protecting access to care

When a group of senators shut down any progress on the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, they didn’t just stop underused or empty facilities from being closed. They stopped modernization of outdated facilities and expansion of partnerships that would provide veterans with the care they need — and deserve. Under the guise of protecting… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, August 1st 2022

12 senators have shut down the AIR Commission. Here’s why that’s bad for veterans.

Members of Congress don’t always have veterans’ best interests in mind. Case in point: shutting down the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission. Recently, a group of senators announced they wouldn’t take any further action on the AIR Commission, a needed review of VA’s facilities and services established under the VA MISSION Act. Their reasoning? The… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, July 13th 2022

‘No veteran should be doomed to this system’ says Florida veteran in response to VA failures

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been failing veterans for a long time. But for one veteran in Florida, this failure was deadly. A VA facility in Gainesville refused to treat a veteran with a heart condition because the facility couldn’t verify the vet’s military status. The veteran was rushed to another hospital nearby and… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, July 6th 2022