March 12, 2021

Florida lawmakers call for an end to endless wars

Jimmie T. Smith, Florida coalition director of Concerned Veterans for America and an Army veteran, took to the pages of the Florida Times-Union to support an effort by Florida legislators to end America’s endless wars.  A measure by state Sen. Jeff Brandes and state Rep. Alex Andrade would call on Congress to repeal the 2001 Authorization for… Read more »

March 10, 2021

Is another VA wait-time scandal coming?

Seven years ago, the Phoenix VA Medical Center wait-time scandal exploded, revealing a mismanaged system that was denying timely care to veterans and, in some cases, leaving them to die. If the Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t act soon to get a handle on the lack of access to community care, the tragedy could happen again,… Read more »

March 5, 2021

Virginia’s CON law blocks access to care for veterans

The coronavirus pandemic exposed several gaping holes in the U.S. health care system — among the most egregious are certificate-of-need laws, which deliberately limit the expansion of providers and services. Several states, including Virginia, recognized this problem and took quick action to suspend CON law restrictions in response to COVID-19. But those changes were temporary,… Read more »

March 3, 2021

5 ways you can help bring our troops home from endless wars

U.S. involvement in Afghanistan could be nearing an end, but only if lawmakers and the president make the right decisions in the coming days. The Doha agreement, signed by the United States and the Taliban last year, established a timeline to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The deadline for full withdrawal is May 2021. The… Read more »

February 26, 2021

Reflecting on 20 years of war in Afghanistan

Jordon Daniel’s family has a strong military tradition. He carried on that tradition in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, enlisting in the Navy and heading to basic just a year after the war in Afghanistan began. Now the coalitions director of Concerned Veterans for America-Colorado, Daniel works every day on behalf of his… Read more »

February 24, 2021

‘This is the path Shannon recommended for me.’ Watch veteran and Gold Star husband Joe Kent talk about his military career and life after serving.

After a career in Army Special Forces, 11 deployments, and work in the intelligence community, Joe Kent has seen it all. His experiences in war zones have given him a unique perspective on the wars the United States is fighting and whether those wars are worth continuing.  The death of his wife Shannon —a Navy… Read more »

February 17, 2021

What’s next for VA reform? Policy Director Juliana Heerschap details what’s on the horizon for veterans’ health care.

Concerned Veterans for America has released its 2021 policy agenda , and our grassroots army is hard at work sharing our solutions to the nation’s greatest challenges. This year’s agenda is packed full of ideas for continuing to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and ensuring veterans receive the care they were promised. We’ve been… Read more »