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Appointment wait times dramatically increase as vets stand by for answers on community care

Three months ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued guidance that limited veterans’ access to medical appointments through the Community Care Program. Today, that guidance has yet to be rescinded or even clarified as wait times for appointments continue to skyrocket. The latest data from the VA shows a dramatic increase in appointments taking longer… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, July 13th 2020

Q&A: CVA Senior Advisor Darin Selnick on what limiting community care means for vets

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, veterans are still looking for answers about their access to the health care they need. In late March, the Department of Veterans Affairs proposed limiting veterans’ ability to seek care in their communities through the VA MISSION Act. This proposal raised many questions: How should veterans move forward with getting… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, May 26th 2020

New poll: Veterans and military families want out of Afghanistan, support more health care options for vets

The majority of veterans and military households are ready for the United States to leave Afghanistan, according to new polling commissioned by Concerned Veterans for America. The national survey found 73 percent of veterans and 69 percent of military households support withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Those numbers are up 13 percentage points and nine percentage… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

Six years after the Phoenix VA scandal, the fight for veterans’ health care continues

Six years ago, the country found out about a massive scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix. Staff at the Phoenix VA had been keeping two sets of wait lists for veterans seeking appointments – a digital set, which showed wait times were fairly short, and a paper set, which reflected the… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, April 10th 2020

CVA chats with Rep. Chip Roy about veterans, the VA, and COVID-19.

Our Executive Director, Nate Anderson, “sat down” with Texas Representative Chip Roy on April 3rd to discuss issues important to veterans and all Americans as we go through the COVID-19 crisis as a nation. From health care to the VA’s response, to federal spending, we touch on a number of important topics. You can watch… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, April 8th 2020

New VA policy proposal would severely limit veterans’ care during COVID-19 crisis

Our nation is in the midst of a health and economic crisis unlike any in living memory. Medical care providers are feeling immense pressure, especially at the Department of Veterans Affairs. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the VA has been tasked with taking on its “fourth mission” – providing services for the civilian population. In… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, March 30th 2020