Ahead of VA Healthcare 2019, taking place this May 13th – 15th in
National Harbor, Maryland, we created a breakdown of the Department of
Veterans Affairs’ total budget for 2019, which is a $12.1 billion
increase from FY18. The 2019 budget includes significant reforms,
internal offsets, and improved efficiencies to provide veterans with the
care they deserve and improve the management of resources. The budget
will fully enable VA to operate the largest integrated health care
system in the country, delivering health care to over 9.3 million
Take a look at the industry professionals that are already signed up to attend this year - don’t miss your opportunity to meet face-to-face with these decision-makers.
VA Secretary David J. Shulkin summarized his plans to use the 2018 budget request towards improving veteran services. The 2018 budget request for discretionary funding totals $82.1 billion (including medical care collections), of which $66.4 billion was previously provided as the VA Medical Care 2018 Advance Appropriation. The budget request for mandatory funding totals $104.3 billion. While Secretary Shulkin acknowledged the VA has made noteworthy improvements in delivering benefits to veterans, more must be done. We have outlined the details of Secretary Shulkin's top five priorities for improving the quality of service provided to veterans by the VA.