Senators have introduced a new bill that would expand veteran patient care access through community health. The VA has also implement programs to support community health.
– Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, have introduced the Veterans Community Care and Access Act (S. 2148) that will help improve veteran patient access to care.
The bill, introduced to the Senate on December 4, seeks to streamline community care and VA services. Per a legislative summary published by Senator Moran’s office, the bill will create a community care program, a strategy to improve integrated care at VA, and patient access and quality standards.
The bill also clarifies how VA and other entities would pay for veteran healthcare.