Several Veteran Service Organizations, including Rene Campos, stand behind Sen. Isakson as he pushes for VA Mission Act to pass this week. [AMANDA DOLASINSKI/MOAA]
Veterans are one step closer to a streamlined health care system that could reduce wait times and provide flexibility to seek out their own physicians.
After years of negotiations, Senate Veterans Affairs Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is urging the full Senate's approval on the VA Mission Act during a vote this week - just ahead of Memorial Day. The bill has garnered support of more than 30 veterans' services organizations, including the Military Officers Association of America.
“This is in the best interest of the veteran,” said Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the committee's ranking member. “Veterans, they like VA healthcare. With few exceptions, [they] like VA healthcare.”
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