Veterans Administration (VA)

Jul 20, 2018
AHA letter to the Senate expressing support for Robert Wilkie Department.of Veteran Affairs Nomination.
Jul 10, 2018
The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs today voted to advance President Trump’s nomination of Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs permanently. Wilkie has served as acting VA secretary since March and as under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness since last…
Jul 3, 2018
On June 6, President Trump signed into law the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018, (S. 2372), known as the VA MISSION Act. This bipartisan legislation consolidated the Department of Veterans Affairs' community care programs into one permanent…
Jun 15, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Community Care will host a series of webinars to share information on its Community Care Programs and corresponding VA regulations. Among other topics, the webinars will cover referrals, authorizations, unauthorized/emergency care, and common reasons for…
Jun 14, 2018
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Peter O’Rourke today announced his concurrence with Manchester (NH) VA Medical Center's response to the Special Medical Advisory Group recommendations regarding future health care delivery for veterans in the state. The SMAG recommendations focus, among…
Jun 6, 2018
President Trump today signed into law AHA-supported bipartisan legislation (S. 2372) to streamline and consolidate the Department of Veterans Affairs' community care programs into a permanent Veterans Community Care Program. The Senate and House overwhelmingly passed the legislation last month.…
May 25, 2018
This weekend we pause to observe Memorial Day to remember those who died and served our nation protecting our freedom and liberty.    “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” Those are the words of President Abraham Lincoln. They…
May 23, 2018
Tom Nickels Executive Vice President American Hospital Association   May 23, 2018   America’s hospitals and health systems are strongly committed to providing care to veterans in their communities and honoring their service to our country. The AHA applauds the Congress for passing…
May 22, 2018
AHA letter to Senators Isakson and Tester expressing support for S. 2372, the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (VA MISSION Act of 2018)..
May 22, 2018
The AHA today expressed support for the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (S. 2372), known as the VA MISSION Act, bipartisan legislation to consolidate the Department of Veterans Affairs' community care programs into one permanent Veterans…