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September 4, 2018

The 30 Day Countdown to VA MISSION ACT Implementation Has Begun

The VA MISSION Act was signed into law on June 6, 2018. After years of calling for reform, this was a monumental day for veterans who use the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care. Under the VA MISSION Act, the Veterans Health Administration will undergo structural changes that give veterans greater access to the… Read more »

August 21, 2018

#VAFail – Disabled Vets Walk Long Distances to Get Care in Washington, D.C.

If you’ve ever been to Washington, D.C., you know that parking can be a challenge. The same goes for parking at the D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. An investigation by News4 Washington revealed just how bad the problem is. Veterans who visit the DC VA for care are forced to circle a confusing parking lot… Read more »

August 20, 2018

What They’re Saying: Illinois Veteran Said This About the VA MISSION Act

Concerned Veterans for America fought for years to fix the beleaguered Veterans Choice Program. Now that the VA MISSION Act is law, the VCP will be consolidated with other community care programs to eliminate confusion and allow veterans more access to medical care outside the VA. So what do veterans think of the new law?… Read more »

August 15, 2018

#VAFail – Surgery Canceled Because the VA Missed a Step

Preparing for surgery isn’t a simple process. You take physical and mental steps in the days and hours before even entering the operating room. The Department of Veterans Affairs facility where you usually receive care decides they can’t conduct this particular surgery, so they say you can visit another hospital. The facility that conducts your… Read more »

August 13, 2018

LISTEN: Here’s What CVA’s Dan Caldwell Has to Say About the VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has serious flaws. But the VA also plays a vital role in veterans’ well-being after their service. In a recent interview with Connecting Vets, Concerned Veterans for American Executive Director Dan Caldwell shared CVA’s vision for how the VA should work better for veterans. “We want the VA to be… Read more »

August 10, 2018

Ted Cruz Outlines the Most Important Reforms Needed at the VA

San Angelo had an opportunity to talk with Sen. Ted Cruz about veterans and military issues on Wednesday. The senator joined Concerned Veterans for America for our Defend and Reform Town Hall series to discuss changes being made at the Department of Veterans Affairs. CVA’s executive director, Dan Caldwell, discussed major legislative victories for veterans… Read more »

August 3, 2018

#VAFail – “Enough Is Enough”: VA Employees Call for Action at Washington, D.C. Facility

Robert Wilkie is just a few days into serving as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, but there are plenty of problems waiting for him when he starts. He’s already received a letter from several employees at the VA’s medical facility in Washington, D.C., asking VA leadership to address serious concerns in their own… Read more »