Report: Veterans Struggle to Secure Appointments With Community Providers

Posted on AllSides November 28th, 2022
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The Veterans Community Care Program, a Trump-era initiative designed to help veterans get access to healthcare quickly and efficiently, has been anything but, according to a recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office.

The program was officially launched in 2019 under the MISSION Act, which ended the Veterans Choice Program and replaced with the newly established Veterans Community Care Program, which gives veterans access to more healthcare options outside of the Veterans Affairs system.

Since its rollout, however, Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., said the program has been far from what Congress intended, with...

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