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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

The VA failed this Purple Heart recipient. Now he’s making sure it doesn’t happen to other veterans.

Marine Corps veteran Ben Rangel remembers well the day he earned his Purple Heart. Just a few weeks into his first deployment to Iraq, Ben sustained shrapnel wounds after an IED detonated  a few feet away from him. Those injuries didn’t slow him down. He served eight years in the Marines and a second tour… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, February 2nd 2022

The Biden administration is delaying a key piece of veteran health care reform law. Here’s what you need to know.

The Department of Veterans Affairs quietly announced last week it will delay releasing recommendations for realigning health care facilities and options. This move is a violation of requirements in the VA MISSION Act, and further pushes back needed efforts to review and assess VA facilities and the care they offer. A key piece of the… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, January 14th 2022