About the Program - Read carefully and good luck with this system. My experience and others are documented on this site and on Facebook. This Obama-created system is intended to "fix" the problems the VA Healthcare system has experienced including many deaths from Veterans being on "waiting lists". So far it has not worked.
Many Veterans will now have the option to receive non-VA health care rather than waiting for a VA
pointment or traveling to a VA facility.

President Obama's new law
Message from the Head of the V.A.
Letter Written to Public Officials
August 7, 2014
he Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146) (“Choice Act”). Public Law 113–146
113th Congress
An Act To improve the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of
Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
Sec. 101. Expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans
through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs
Sec. 102. Enhancement of collaboration between Department of Veterans Affairs
and Indian Health Service.
Sec. 103. Enhancement of collaboration between Department of Veterans Affairs
and Native Hawaiian health care systems. Sec. 104. Reauthorization and modification of pilot program of enhanced contract
care authority for health care needs of veterans. Sec. 105. Prompt payment by Department of Veterans Affairs.

November 5, 2014
Secretary Bob MacDonald

sends open letter to Veterans

At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we have one of the most noble and
inspiring missions in Government. I accepted this job and joined this mission to better
serve you—our Veterans—and improve the delivery of the care and benefits you have
earned. It is our privilege to serve you, and I have made clear that as we move forward
as a Department, we will judge the success of all our efforts against a single metric—the
outcomes we provide for Veterans.
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA), enacted
less than 3-months ago
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Beginning November 5, 2014, the new Choice Program will begin to cover non-VA care for eligible Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans are eligible if any of these situations apply to you:
*You have been told by your local VA medical facility that you will need to wait more than 30 days from your preferred date or the date medically determined by your physician
*Your current residence is more than 40 miles from the closest VA health care facility *
*You need to travel by plane or boat to the VA medical facility closest to your home
*You face an unusual or excessive burden in traveling to a VA medical facility based on the presence of a body of water (including moving water and still water) or a geologic formation that cannot be crossed by road.

Every Veteran will receive a letter and a Choice Card in the mail with details about the program. Veterans will be eligible for the program and receive cards in three phases:

*Veterans who may live more than 40 miles from a VA facility.
*Veterans who are currently waiting for an appointment longer than 30 days from their preferred date or the date determined to be medically necessary by their physician.
*All remaining Veterans enrolled for VA healthcare who may be eligible for the Choice Program in the future.
*To set up an appointment with a non-VA provider, call the VA at 866-606-8198 and we will work with you to ensure you are approved for care in your community.

How to Get Started
Additional Program Information

*The Choice Program does not impact your existing VA health care or any other VA benefit.
*If you are satisfied with your wait time at a VA facility and wish to continue waiting for VA care, there is nothing you need to do at this time.
*Non-VA care is only covered by VA for medical needs which have been approved by your VA physician. We can happily schedule an appointment for other medical needs, but the we can only cover the cost of care related to your VA-approved health needs.
*The Veteran Choice Program is part of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA).

To find out if you qualify or to enroll
Call 866-606-8198 and may God Bless!

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