The more we find out, the worse it gets. A new wave of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request provide more evidence that the Department of Veterans Affairs is purposefully keeping veterans away from community health care options by miscalculating appointment wait times. These revelations are further confirmation that the VA is... Read more »
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By Juliana Heerschap, CVA policy director Concerned Veterans for America recently released our 2022 policy agenda. In it, we outlined the issues where we think we can make the biggest differences in advancing policies that will benefit veterans, the military community, and their families. We approach these issues from the ground up. Our grassroots army... Read more »
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We at CVA just released our 2022 policy agenda. In it, we’ve identified ways for our grassroots army to drive change in this country, from how the U.S. approaches foreign policy, to how it takes care of its veterans after service. We’re partnering with our activists across the country to call for: Withdrawing all troops... Read more »
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Veterans were promised they’d be cared for after serving this country. But despite legislation to ensure access to care, many veterans are stuck waiting for needed medical treatment in a Veterans Affairs system full of red tape. Veterans’ care options are limited to what the VA bureaucracy deems is right for them, rather than what... Read more »
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The VA failed this Purple Heart recipient. Now he’s making sure it doesn’t happen to other veterans.
Marine Corps veteran Ben Rangel remembers well the day he earned his Purple Heart. Just a few weeks into his first deployment to Iraq, Ben sustained shrapnel wounds after an IED detonated a few feet away from him. Those injuries didn’t slow him down. He served eight years in the Marines and a second tour... Read more »
2021 was a year unlike any other. When we at Concerned Veterans for America announced our 2021 priorities, we couldn’t have imagined the hurdles that would arise or the issues our nation would face. Despite these challenges, our mission — to continue serving the country we fought for in uniform — guided the work we carried out alongside our... Read more »
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Darin Selnick explains how the VA is violating federal health care law and overruling doctors’ decisions
Since passage of the VA MISSION Act in 2018 and rollout of new access standards for community care, veterans have had more options in where they get their medical care. At least, that is how the law was intended to work. Information obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests has revealed the Department of Veterans... Read more »
In a new opinion piece in the New York Post, Concerned Veterans for America Education Director John Byrnes, a Marine Corps and Army National Guard veteran who served combat tours in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan, recounts his unhappy experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. “Seven years ago, while suffering from excruciating pain, I attempted to make a... Read more »
“We have to fight for a better way.” That is what veterans are saying about their health care this Veterans Day. In a new video, veterans are calling out the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to put veterans’ needs first. “I sustained a combat injury requiring physical therapy,” says Marine Corps veteran and Purple... Read more »
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Our grassroots army at Concerned Veterans for America is dedicated to advocating for those who served this country in uniform. But are we as a country truly honoring the service and sacrifice of those who served in uniform? A look into how the Department of Veterans Affairs is managing veterans’ health care says no. According... Read more »
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