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By April, news broke of more delays in care at the Phoenix VA Medical Center. The VA wasn’t just delaying certain screenings and procedures; it was making a concerted effort to hide how long veterans were waiting for all kinds of care.
The 2018 VA MISSION Act took veterans’ choice over their health care much further, expanding access to non-VA care and creating avenues for the VA to modernize and streamline its services.
As a government entity tasked with caring for those who served, the VA should be accountable to the people and transparent about what is going on behind the scenes. This law was a monumental step toward making the VA more veteran-centric rather than VA-centric.
To understand and learn from the war as a whole, it is important to examine what went right, what mistakes were made, the total cost of the war in dollars and lives, and what could have been done differently.