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Here’s who CVA met in our district office visits

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Concerned Veterans for America spent July and August scheduling meetings and knocking on doors! While Congress was in recess, CVA’s staff and members took the opportunity to meet with lawmakers in their home districts. Our activists talked about protecting the VA MISSION Act and other reforms needed at the Department of Veterans Affairs, asked members... Read more » The post Here’s who CVA met in our district office visits appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Why is the VA MISSION Act so important? Because the VA isn’t fixed yet

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Has the Department of Veterans Affairs come a long way toward providing better care for veterans? Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean serious problems don’t persist. The VA is still not reliably tracking veterans’ wait times, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This assessment comes five years after the Phoenix VA scandal erupted, informing the... Read more » The post Why is the VA MISSION Act so important? Because the VA isn’t fixed yet appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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This week on the Hill: Back in D.C. for important conversations

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Congress is back in Washington after two weeks of district work. Many made the most of their time by hosting town halls to discuss what they’re working on back in Washington. In Texas, Reps. Dan Crenshaw and Chip Roy spoke with Concerned Veterans for America at our Defend and Reform town hall series.  .  The... Read more » The post This week on the Hill: Back in D.C. for important conversations appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Actually, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, the VA Does Need to be Reformed

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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said at a recent town hall about the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. The freshman representative believes the VA is providing “some of the highest quality” care and doesn’t need reform. Anyone paying attention to the news during the last five... Read more » The post Actually, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, the VA Does Need to be Reformed appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Survey Says … Vets and Military Families Support More Choice

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Concerned Veterans for America recently commissioned a survey asking veterans and military households their opinions on delivery of veterans’ health care, foreign policy and federal spending. Veterans and military families made it clear they support more access to care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. A full 90% of veterans support being able to... Read more » The post Survey Says … Vets and Military Families Support More Choice appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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WATCH: CVA asks VA Secretary about the VA MISSION Act

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“If a veteran cannot get a particular service from the Department of Veterans Affairs, then that veteran has the option of going out into the private sector to find that care.” That’s what VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said of the VA MISSION Act in a recent interview with CVA Executive Director Dan Caldwell. Caldwell sat... Read more » The post WATCH: CVA asks VA Secretary about the VA MISSION Act appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Op-ed: Veterans have waited long enough for care

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This week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the status of its implementation of the VA MISSION Act. The committee questioned VA officials on progress being made establishing the new Veterans Community Care Program and the access standards that will guide when veterans can seek non-VA medical... Read more » The post Op-ed: Veterans have waited long enough for care appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Five Years after Phoenix: What’s Changed and What Still Needs To

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On April 10, 2014, a story broke in the Arizona Republic that would ripple across the country. The public found out that veterans at the Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center had been waiting weeks or months for medical appointments. Not only that, but hundreds of veterans were found on secret wait lists, designed to hide how long... Read more » The post Five Years after Phoenix: What’s Changed and What Still Needs To appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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SitRep: VA MISSION Act comment period is closed. Now what?

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If you’ve been following along with Concerned Veterans for America for the last several weeks, you’ve heard plenty about new access standards for non-VA medical care. Under the VA MISSION Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs proposed new standards that would give veterans more choice over their health care. More veterans would have an opportunity... Read more » The post SitRep: VA MISSION Act comment period is closed. Now what? appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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3 myths about the VA MISSION Act

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There’s a lot of untrue and inaccurate information out there about the VA MISSION Act. Opponents of more choice for veterans continue spouting the same old scare tactics, saying more access to community care will privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs and put needed programs at risk. So let’s set the record straight. Here are... Read more » The post 3 myths about the VA MISSION Act appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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