On June 6, the VA began implementation of the flawed MISSION Act. Trump’s VA healthcare privatization campaign will accelerate when the MISSION Act and its new access regulations for the Veterans Community Care Program go into effect. This change will encourage millions of veterans enrolled in VA healthcare to seek care outside the VA system with private sector doctors and hospital.
On June 5th and 6th, veterans around the country took action to rally in support of the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) and speak out against privatization and the roll out of this dangerous new policy. (See our Wrap Up Action Page!)
Packaged under the guise of giving veterans more choices, it is actually a gigantic shift of veterans out of the Veterans healthcare system and into private health care. Touted as cost effective, the plan actually continues to strip the VA of funds and directing them towards private care and corporations.
There is still time to take action! Check out our resources below!
Resources for Taking Action
The flyer is also available in a WORD document, if your chapter wants to make changes that reflect your local community.
Veterans For Peace is happy to mail you copies of these resources if you fill out this form by Wednesday, May 29th.
Also check out these great resources from AFGE!
If you need help getting in touch with your local AFGE:
contact Skip Delano: firstname.lastname@example.org