Nov 6, 2017 | Press Releases, Veterans

Members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN), introduced a bipartisan bill to streamline VA’s community care accounts into one veteran-centric program that replaces the Choice Program, removing the current 30-day, 40-mile requirement to give veterans more timely access to community care. Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) is cosponsoring the bill.

Congressman Higgins released the following statement:

“The VA Care in the Community bill is a major win for our veterans. Providing greater access to VA partner facilities in the community and increasing choice is part of our overall effort to reform and modernize veterans’ healthcare. My priority is providing my veteran brothers and sisters with timely, quality care when and where they need it. This bill does exactly that, and I’m uplifted to see full bipartisan support from the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on this measure.”

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