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VHPI Joins Diverse Coalition to Oppose Pending VA Bills

In mid-July, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (SVAC) held a hearing to discuss two pending bills that would drastically reshape the provision of private healthcare services through the Veterans Community Care Program (VCCP). An unprecedented coalition of ten organizations — made up of VA nurses, psychologists, physicians, dentists, social workers, optometrists, physician assistants and nurse anesthetists, as well as the American Psychological Association, the Military and Veterans Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry and the Veterans Health Policy Institute (VHPI) – submitted a statement for the record highlighting how these proposed policies would open a Pandora’s box which would forever erode, and perhaps even destroy, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

To read the statement, click here.

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