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What’s next for VA reform?

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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 »

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

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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 »

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3 big things that happened during Honor Their Sacrifice

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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 »

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These lawmakers promote policies that honor veterans’ sacrifice

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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 »

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

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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 »

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The fight continues for better health care

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Whether you’re new to Concerned Veterans for America or you’ve been with us since day one, you know we fight to ensure veterans get the health care they were promised. We’ve seen so much progress along the way, thanks to veterans and their families who’ve demanded better from lawmakers and the Department of Veterans Affairs.... Read more »

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Honor Their Sacrifice by making our country stronger and safer

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Veterans put on a uniform and swore an oath to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. We remember this service and sacrifice every day, but this time of year especially. The events of Sept. 11, 2001 defined an entire generation of warriors. Many of those in uniform, including many on Concerned... Read more »

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Instead of throwing more money at the VA, why not try fixing its problems?

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In the last 10 years, the Department of Veterans Affairs budget has more than doubled, reaching nearly $200 billion. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked that if the debt limit is raised and federal spending levels increase, the treasury must provide another $22 billion to transfer to the VA. That extra spending was supposedly... Read more »

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#VAFail – Student Veterans in a Bind as VA Fails to Disperse GI Bill Benefits Accurately and On Time

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Recently, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity met for a contentious hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ continued problems dispersing GI Bill benefits on time and in the right amounts. Since August, VA IT glitches and systems errors have resulted in miscalculated and delayed housing stipends for student veterans. These problems have... Read more »

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#VAFail – Veteran Died at VA After Blood Poisoning

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Aaron Merritt left the Army after three combat tours. Just before leaving the military, he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Naturally, he turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system to continue treating his condition once he left the service. A few months into treatment at the VA, Aaron became intensely sick. Despite... Read more »

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