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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

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

Virginia’s CON law blocks access to care for veterans

The coronavirus pandemic exposed several gaping holes in the U.S. health care system — among the most egregious are certificate-of-need laws, which deliberately limit the expansion of providers and services. Several states, including Virginia, recognized this problem and took quick action to suspend CON law restrictions in response to COVID-19. But those changes were temporary,… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, March 5th 2021

What’s next for VA reform? Policy Director Juliana Heerschap details what’s on the horizon for veterans’ health care.

Concerned Veterans for America has released its 2021 policy agenda , and our grassroots army is hard at work sharing our solutions to the nation’s greatest challenges. This year’s agenda is packed full of ideas for continuing to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and ensuring veterans receive the care they were promised. We’ve been… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, February 17th 2021

What’s next for VA reform?

The Department of Veterans Affairs made huge progress when it launched community care and urgent care programs. Thanks to these new programs created under the VA MISSION Act, more veterans have access to care. Eligibility for community care programs has been a big hit with veterans so far. But the reforms are only getting started…. Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, December 10th 2019