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Stop using veterans as political pawns and take actual health care reform steps

Veterans should not be used as political pawns, but unfortunately not everyone in Washington, DC is on board with that.  In a recent piece in the Daily Caller, CVA Deputy Director John Byrnes calls out the White House and certain members of Congress for spreading misinformation about the recently passed Limit, Save, Grow Act.   House… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Thursday, May 25th 2023

Reintroduced Veterans Health Care Freedom Act would expand health care choice and remove barriers to care at the VA

Veterans need access to timely, quality medical care for their unique needs. Thanks to a newly re-introduced bill, expanded access to care could soon be a reality for millions of veterans who use the Department of Veterans Affairs for their health care delivery and benefits. The Veterans Health Care Freedom Act, introduced in the Senate… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Wednesday, May 10th 2023

Demanding accountability: How Congress can protect health care choice for veterans

Veterans deserve more choice in their health care, but the Department of Veterans Affairs stands firm in denying them the right to choose what’s best for them. Recently, The Hill published a compelling op-ed by Darin Selnick, a senior advisor for Concerned Veterans for America and an Air Force veteran, in which he argues that… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, May 8th 2023

My VA Story: Former VA employee sheds light on a dream job turned nightmare   

Jessica Villarreal’s dream job was to be a social worker at the Department of Veterans Affairs after serving in the Army.  “I got my master’s degree because my whole goal was to work for the VA, to provide a service to veterans, to be that person that veterans could go and feel like, “Oh, Jessica… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, April 10th 2023

Certificate of Need is keeping veterans from having more health care options in South Carolina

In 2018, the VA MISSION Act was signed into law. This landmark legislation gave more veterans who use the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care service access to care in their own communities if the VA can’t offer quality care in a timely manner.  While this reform was sorely needed, there is another barrier… Read more »

By Frank Bullock
Tuesday, April 4th 2023

Texas veteran: The VA shows cold indifference to the plight of veterans. I expect Texas lawmakers to change that

The Department of Veterans Affairs is entrusted with a sacred duty: to care for those who wore the uniform in service to this country. Caring for veterans includes managing the country’s largest health care system of VA facilities around the country. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, the spouse of a Marine, and a… Read more »

By Jessica Villarreal
Tuesday, February 21st 2023

#VAFail: The VA is actively withholding documents that could reveal more wait-time manipulation

Since 2021, Americans for Prosperity Foundation has been fighting to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to comply with a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that seek information about wait times for veterans seeking medical appointments from VA facilities. So far, AFPF has been met with barrier after barrier stood up by… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Tuesday, January 17th 2023