May 26, 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 »

May 12, 2020

CVA executive director Nate Anderson to White House: Direct the VA to reverse its decision on pausing the VA MISSION Act

We’ve seen historic reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs over the last few years, including increased health care choice for veterans and more accountability at the VA. But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VA has backtracked on much of its progress, shutting down most access to community health care, leaving many… Read more »

May 11, 2020

Sam Rogers: I’ve seen what endless war can do

By Sam Rogers, Wisconsin Coalitions Director In 2009, I was preparing for my first deployment with the U.S. Army. My unit was training for engagement in Iraq when we received news that our plans had changed. We would be heading to Afghanistan instead as part of a troop surge that continued what was then eight… Read more »

May 4, 2020

CVA and coalition to Congress: Reject state bailout requests

Federal spending efforts should be focused on helping people who are hurting. Instead, many states would use bailout money as an opportunity to clean up fiscal mistakes of the past. Recently, Concerned Veterans for America joined Americans for Prosperity and The Libre Initiative in calling for members of Congress to reject massive state bailouts that… Read more »

April 22, 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 »

April 10, 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 »

April 8, 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 »