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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

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 »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, May 12th 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 »

By Guest Columnist
Monday, May 11th 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 »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, May 4th 2020