Comment on Proposed Rule RIN 2900-AQ46
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently proposed new access standards that would give veterans more choice over where they seek their health care.
Each veteran has a unique situation, and under old access standards veterans had few, if any, options for seeking medical care that worked for them. They either had to stay in the VA’s health care system or meet arbitrary wait time or mileage criteria to access care from non-VA providers.
If you’re a veteran or military family member, you’ve probably felt the weight of those burdensome requirements for accessing care. Now we have the chance to put the veteran, not the bureaucracy in the driver’s seat when it comes to their health care.
The new standards will improve health care access for qualified veterans and will move the VA in a more veteran-centric direction. In short, they:
The standards give more veterans more options on where, when, and how they can get care, if they so choose.
As a veteran or military family member, you have a unique story to tell about how having more options will benefit our nation’s veterans. Tell that story by making a public comment to say that you support these new access standards and more choices for veterans!