The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 gives veterans access to medical care from private providers under certain conditions. In practice the VA choose to ignore the spirit of the law and limit that access. Today Georgia 9th District Congressman Doug Collins introduced legislation to improve veterans ability to receive private health care options when their access to VA services is restricted.
Congressman Collins commented on the continuing problems at the VA and the role of the Expanding Veterans’ Access to Choice Act:
“The current reality is that men and women who have risked their well-being on behalf of their fellow Americans now face bureaucratic opposition when they attempt to schedule a doctor’s appointment. This is unacceptable.”