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March 28, 2019

3 myths about the VA MISSION Act

There’s a lot of untrue and inaccurate information out there about the VA MISSION Act. Opponents of more choice for veterans continue spouting the same old scare tactics, saying more access to community care will privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs and put needed programs at risk. So let’s set the record straight. Here are… Read more »

March 21, 2019

5 days left to comment on the VA MISSION Act

Have you submitted a comment about the VA MISSION Act’s new access standards yet? If not, you have only five days left to let Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs know how you feel about new standards for accessing health care that would affect you and your family. Need a refresher on what this… Read more »

March 19, 2019

An unlikely partnership: CVA and VoteVets work together on foreign policy issue

When it comes to policy, you won’t find two organizations as different as Concerned Veterans for America and VoteVets. We stand on opposite sides of the aisle on nearly every single issue, especially when it comes to veterans’ health care. But in battle, we put our differences aside. We had similar experiences in basic training,… Read more »

March 12, 2019

This week on the Hill: All about the money

Welcome to another full and exciting week on Capitol Hill! Veterans and military news will be all about the money as the White House unveiled its annual budget request, including the proposed 2020 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs. President Trump’s budget included significant increases. CVA’s Dan Caldwell had this to say about the… Read more »

March 8, 2019

Time for a change: Senators introduce bill to withdraw from longest war

When military leaders coined Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001, they likely had no idea “enduring” would be the key word. But almost two decades later, operations in support of the Global War on Terror have eclipsed the initial intent of the war in Afghanistan. Thousands of troops remain in the country, not solely for fighting… Read more »

March 1, 2019

Here’s what lawmakers are tweeting about the VA MISSION Act

The VA MISSION Act’s access standards for non-VA care are now open for public comment. New access standards will make more veterans eligible to access medical care when and where they need it. This week, House lawmakers took to Twitter to show their support and advocate for more choice for veterans. Check out what representatives… Read more »

March 1, 2019

Needed: Your comments on the VA MISSION Act’s new access standard

Have you ever wanted to tell the VA how they could best serve you – and hoped they’d listen? Well, here’s your chance! Last week, the VA opened public comments on the new access standards proposed under the VA MISSION Act. These standards would streamline the process for veterans to get medical appointments and provide… Read more »