Rep. Chip Roy On The Launch Of The MISSION Act
Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Thursday regarding the VA MISSION Act:
“I am thrilled that some long-awaited changes are coming to the VA, opening up access to care in the community for more veterans who so choose to seek other expertise outside traditional VA care.
I am 100 percent committed to our veteran community and to the successful implementation of the MISSION Act. The intention is to ensure that if you like the VA and use its services, you can continue to do so. We all know that no government entity is perfect. Where the VA is failing or is not the best provider of care, I am committed to opening community providers and market access. Our veterans should receive the best care that meets their needs. They deserve it.
The streamlined community care programs and the new access standards, access to urgent and walk-in care benefits, and changes to scheduling and reimbursement for patients and community providers will be a value-add to our overall VA system of benefits.
Our team, first and foremost, is committed to serving you. Where you need assistance, please reach out. I know the VA sent out a mailer to explain all of this, but we know sometimes those things are confusing. I will continue to share resources on my website and social media pages.
As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, I will continue to perform proper oversight of the VA and improve programs and benefits so they are as simple and clear to use as possible. I want to be sure you are well-served in your daily life. Please give us a call or send us an email if we can help.”
For questions on access to care, please call your local VA Medical Center.
For general questions on the MISSION Act and how you access care, please visit: https://missionact.va.gov/
To find an available urgent care provider in VA’s contracted network of community providers, Veterans will be able to use VA’s provider locator on VA.gov (https://www.va.gov/find-locations/) which links to: https://vaurgentcarelocator.triwest.com/.