VA recently proposed a regulation to establish a new Urgent Care (Walk-in) health benefit as part of implementing the VA MISSION Act. While we strongly support an Urgent Care (Walk-in) benefit (DAV Resolution No. 075) for enrolled veterans, we strongly oppose VA’s proposal to charge service-connected disabled veterans a copayment of $30 per urgent care visit, beginning with the 4th visit in any calendar year.
Our unwavering position (DAV Resolution No. 276) is that veterans have earned free medical care – without copayments – for the care of wounds, injuries and illnesses related to their military service. While the MISSION Act allows VA to impose copayments, it does not mandate copayments on service-connected veterans, and we believe VA would be wrong to do so.
The proposed regulation is now open for public comment, but it has a shortened comment period that will end this coming Monday, March 4, 2019.
If you agree that disabled veterans should never be charged copayments for care related to their military service, please join us in submitting a public comment on this proposed regulation.
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