A House Bill recently passed 414-0 that will now move to the Senate to provide $2.1 billion to continue funding the Veterans Choice program, which allows veterans access to private medical care. An additional $1.8 billion will go to core VA programs, which include 28 leases for new VA medical facilities.
As House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy stated: “Ultimately, it shouldn’t matter where veterans get care as long as they get the care they need.”
More than 30 percent of VA appointments are currently in the private sector. The VA’s annual budget is approximately $180 billion.