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As the ‘forever wars’ end, what will happen to veterans as they seek medical care?

As the generation of post-9/11 war veterans seek care for unique health needs and challenges, it is imperative that the Department of Veterans Affairs is prepared to serve them. But the department’s implementation of the VA MISSION Act and standards for accessing non-VA medical care has been discouraging. Concerned Veterans for America Coalitions Director Jimmie… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, October 18th 2021

Is the VA trying to keep veterans away from community care?

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Veterans Affairs began canceling veterans’ appointments. Nearly 20 million were canceled, delayed, or rescheduled, leaving many veterans without much needed medical care during a national health crisis. But those canceled and delayed appointments are just a piece of the trouble brewing at the VA, dragging… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, October 14th 2021

Explainer: What is the NDAA and why should you care about it?

Updated July 10, 2023. One of the biggest pieces of legislation you might not have heard about is the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA is the country’s annual defense spending authorization bill, setting our military budget for the next year. The House of Representatives puts forward its bill first, then the Senate introduces its… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, October 6th 2021