By: Carolyn Gombos

The VA Mission Act

Updates to Developing an Integrated High Performing Network

The VA Mission Act:

  • Consolidates seven VA community care programs into one streamlined program.
  • Removes arbitrary 30-day/40-mile barriers to veterans’ care in the community.
  • Authorizes access to walk-in community clinics for enrolled veterans who have previously used VA healthcare services in the last two years.
  • Requires the VA to monitor the program and report to Congress on the care provided to veterans.
  • Requires the VA to establish and submit to Congress a strategy to ensure all VA and community care programs are operating efficiently and effectively based on a number of factors including veterans’ satisfaction and access guidelines and quality standards, among others.
  • Provides $5.2 billion for the Veterans Choice Fund.

Learn more about the latest process improvements made to veteran care programs!

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