Sen. Todd Young Believes VA Mission Act is Already Working
WASHINGTON--The VA Mission Act was signed a year ago this month. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) says it's already working and will only continue to help veterans get high-quality health care when they need it.
It took effect June 6, 2019.
“This new program could dramatically change the way our veterans receive care. For the first time veterans can walk in to a local urgent care clinic, like most Americans can, as long as it’s in network, and receive care that day at no cost them – up to three visits per year,” said Senator Young when he spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday.
Young says a Hoosier veteran recently approached him while he was traveling throughout Indiana.
"He said there was an appointment he couldn't get scheduled with the VA until August or September. We had this conversation some weeks ago. When the VA Mission Act went into effect this month, he was able to get an appointment right away," Young said.
Young said work must keep being done with the VA to get it right.
"If there's a part of this act that isn't working or isn't being implemented as intended, then we have to revisit it. This is going to help veterans of all areas live happy and healthier lives. I'll continue to fight for the proper care and treatment of our veterans because they deserve nothing less," Young said.
Eligible veterans can use VA health care services nationwide, including through mobile health clinics that serve rural areas and via telehealth (care through a phone or computer). You need to be enrolled in VA health care to use community care benefits. For general MISSION Act health care inquiries, contact VA311 (1-844-698-2311).
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