Complete the MISSION
For veterans hoping to hear about the Republican presidential candidates’ ideas for improving veterans’ health care, the first primary debate was a letdown. CVA staff on the ground in Milwaukee and around the country hoped to hear anything about these candidates’ plans to improve veterans’ health care. Through our #VeteransVoicesCount campaign on Twitter, we tried... Read more »
The post Veterans health care solutions left out of first primary debate appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.
Many veterans have to wait too long to get the help they need for their mental health at Department of Veterans Affairs health facilities. The VA has done a poor job of providing veterans with timely mental health care or giving them the option to seek community care. In a time when veteran suicides are... Read more »
The post Veterans grapple with unbearable wait times for mental health care appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.
“The VA was not built for the VA; the VA was built for the veteran.” That’s the message Rep. Mike Bost wanted to make sure veterans understood in a new episode of Congress Convos with Concerned Veterans for America. CVA Executive Director Russ Duerstine joined House VA Committee Chairman Bost in his home district in... Read more »
The post Watch: Rep. Mike Bost shares his perspective on VA reform and accountability appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.
Veterans should always come first at the Department of Veterans Affairs. But unfortunately, many veterans don’t have that experience. At a recent town hall meeting hosted by CVA, Rep. Mike Bost shared his perspective on ensuring veterans have access to timely, quality care, whether that’s at the VA or in community care. “We want to... Read more »
The post ‘We are making the VA work for you’: Rep. Mike Bost speaks at a town hall with CVA appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.
Recently, Concerned Veterans of America Executive Director Russ Duerstine spoke with Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn about the Veterans Health Care Freedom Act, the VA MISSION Act, and reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans’ Health Care Freedom Act: A new path for veterans’ care Sens. Blackburn and Mike Rounds introduced the Veterans Health Care... Read more »
The post The VA bureaucracy struggle: Blackburn proposes Veterans Health Care Freedom Act appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.
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 »
The post Demanding accountability: How Congress can protect health care choice for veterans appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.
In a recent episode of the American Potential podcast, CVA Executive Director Russ Duerstine spoke about the work CVA is doing to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and hold the VA accountable for the way it cares for veterans. Russ spoke in depth about the rampant appointment wait time manipulation happening at the VA... Read more »
The post CVA’s Russ Duerstine joins American Potential podcast to discuss VA reforms appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.
The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to drag its feet on producing records requested under the Freedom of Information Act and now the subject of an ongoing lawsuit. The suit, filed by Americans for Prosperity Foundation in July 2021, seeks to know how the VA is calculating veterans’ appointment wait times and how the department... Read more »
Over the last year, we’ve heard a lot from lawmakers and candidates campaigning for our votes and support. One of the typical promises we hear is that our politicians will be champions for veterans and will ensure they are taken care of for all they’ve sacrificed for this country. As a veteran myself, I can... Read more »
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 »