New Legislation Would Let Vets Get Care Outside the VA

FOX Business: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, on Tuesday introduced a new bill in the House to completely overhaul how the nation’s soldiers receive care from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

The solution: Start turning the sole, and worst, example of the federal government’s single-payer system back to the private sector.

The new bill, which is gaining a groundswell of support, would turn the VA into a government-chartered nonprofit corporation, much like the hospital networks already operating in the private sector today.

The “Caring for our Heroes in the 21st Century Act” would launch a “Veterans Accountable Care Organization” to run the VA’s health care facilities.  more

8 Comments on New Legislation Would Let Vets Get Care Outside the VA

  1. The way I see it, if you’re a vet from war or peacetime, you should be able to go to ANY medical facility ANYWHERE in the country, show your VA ID card, and get whatever service you need, with the bill going to the VA. Copays, OK under $50, but no charge for medications.

    If you signed up and served, whether in peace or war, you took your chances, and you should be granted the best care available, e.g., you should get at the very least the same level of care as our useless politicians, and they get the best care there is.

  2. This is my Congress Woman from my district in Eastern Wash. Good for her, let’s hope that this might work. I’m also biased because my daughter was one of her staff members for a year and a half out of college before my daughter went to Regent University to get her Masters Degree in Govt. and a husband as well.

  3. This legislature is starting to act like frat house with Parents’ Weekend coming up. Is this like the fourth or fifth piece of legislation corresponding to a certain candidate’s planks?

  4. Yay! A new federal bureaucracy to mange the current mired down VA bureaucracy, great idea!

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