December 10, 2019

What’s next for VA reform?

The Department of Veterans Affairs made huge progress when it launched community care and urgent care programs. Thanks to these new programs created under the VA MISSION Act, more veterans have access to care. Eligibility for community care programs has been a big hit with veterans so far. But the reforms are only getting started…. Read more »

December 3, 2019

Medicare for All would be bad for veterans. Here’s why.

Health care is at the top of voters’ priority lists, and for good reason. Many find it difficult to access timely and affordable care. For veterans especially, getting good care when and where they need it has been a struggle. However, recent reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs have made it easier to seek… Read more »

November 20, 2019

Need to end ‘endless wars’ is gaining traction with veterans

“We signed up to defend our country. … We had friends killed or wounded in action; it wasn’t clear for what.” Dan Caldwell, Marine Corps veteran and senior advisor to Concerned Veterans for America, reflects on his service with both pride and realism. He understands why the United States went to Afghanistan 18 years ago,… Read more »

November 14, 2019

3 big things that happened during Honor Their Sacrifice

Concerned Veterans for America’s Honor Their Sacrifice campaign has wrapped up after 60 days of non-stop activity. We started this campaign with a mission – ask whether lawmakers are honoring veterans’ sacrifices with their policy decisions. Thanks to our grassroots army, we saw incredible success and the beginning of important conversations in Washington, D.C. Here… Read more »

November 11, 2019

What Veterans Day means to an Army vet

By Luis Vega, Nevada Community Engagement Director I joined the U.S. Army in 2010, just after finishing college. I served my country for nearly six years as an infantryman, deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. When I look back at my experiences in the military, I’m proud and humbled by the part… Read more »

November 7, 2019

These lawmakers promote policies that honor veterans’ sacrifice

These days it seems like lawmakers are often staring down the opposing party across a deep political divide. But that’s not always the case. Recently, some legislators are putting aside their differences to promote policies and reforms that honor veterans’ sacrifices. Although we won’t agree with everyone on everything, CVA is willing to work with… Read more »

October 21, 2019

More choice is working for veterans. I’ve seen it first-hand.

By Josh Stanwitz, Arizona Coalitions Director I was honored to serve my country in both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army. I joined the Marine Corps when I was 17 years old, enlisting as an infantryman. Five years later, I joined the Army, where I spent the rest of my military career. My time… Read more »