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AFP Key Vote Alert: Vote Yes on H.R. 5674, The VA MISSION Act of 2018

May 16, 2018 by AFP

May 16, 2018

Dear Representatives:

On behalf of more than 3.2 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write urging you to vote YES on the VA MISSION Act of 2018 (S. 2372/H.R. 5674), which would provide much needed reforms to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) medical system.

We urge you to vote YES on the VA MISSION Act of 2018 (S. 2372/H.R. 5674). Americans for Prosperity will include this vote in our congressional scorecard.

In 2014, reports of hundreds of veterans being put on secret waitlists at VA facilities shocked the nation. Congress quickly passed the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) as a temporary solution to ensure veterans who were suffering from substandard care at the VA had timely access to care in their local communities.  Twice Congress has passed supplemental funding for the Choice Program and failed to make significant reforms. By May 31st, funding will once again be exhausted. It is time for Congress to permanently reform the VCP to modernize and redesign the delivery of health care for our veterans.

The VA MISSION Act seeks to give greater decision-making power to our veterans and provide clarity regarding eligibility standards for veterans to receive health care in at non-VA facilities. The legislation also improves reimbursement and record-sharing systems for community providers while also mandating that the VA conduct a much-needed assessment of its outdated medical infrastructure.

We urge you to vote YES on VA MISSION Act of 2018 (S. 2372/H.R. 5674). Americans for Prosperity will include this vote in our congressional scorecard.

Visit our scorecard online: https://afpscorecard.org

Sincerely,

Brent Wm. Gardner

Vice President of Government Affairs

Americans for Prosperity