The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee is due to mark up a comprehensive veterans bill, H.R. 5674, the “VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018,” also known as the “VA MISSION Act of 2018” on Tuesday May 8, 2018.
This historic veterans’ legislation would consolidate and reform VA’s community care programs; extend funding for the current Veterans Choice Program for one year; strengthen VA’s ability to recruit, hire and retain quality medical personnel; review, realign and modernize VA’s health care infrastructure; and extend eligibility to VA’s comprehensive caregiver assistance program to aging and disabled veterans injured before September 11, 2001.
DAV has joined with 37 other VSOs/MSOs to write a letter to the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees offering our strong support for passage of this historic legislation aimed at improving access to care for our nation’s veterans, strengthening VA’s internal capacity to deliver care, optimizing and reforming VA’s health care infrastructure and expanding eligibility to support services for veteran caregivers of all eras. Please click here to read the letter: https://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2018/vso-letter-supporting-va-mission-act-of-2018/