What is Veterans' Choice? In prior blogs, we noted that Congress recently authorized up to $15 billion in expenditures through the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. The Act is designed to improve existing care and to improve veterans’ access to health care when care from the Veterans Affairs (“VA”) will take too long. As veterans and disability advocates, we’ve received a lot of questions about this new act from friend and clients alike. The following are answers to a few of the most common ones.
Is Department of Veterans Affairs Fixing the Backlog or Covering Up? The Department of Veterans Affairs has received national attention over the past few months for its deceptive practices with respect to health care treatment. As that issue continues to enrage and sadden, the office is again in the news, this time for deceptive practices related to veterans disability benefits claims. This is the first step in the process; a veteran’s claim must be approved before they can even see a VA doctor.