About H. R. 4457
Overview: H.R. 4457 "Veterans Empowerment Act" is a bill that will "amend title 38, United States Code, to establish the Veterans Accountable Care Organization and to provide veterans access to private health insurance plans, and for other purposes." The Veterans of Foreign Wars has stated that the bill "would dismantle the VA health care system, require veterans to pay for care they need to recuperate from military injuries and illnesses and reduce VA’s role to an insurance program for veterans." In essence, H.R. 4457 would transform the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health care system from a government-operated hospital structure to a government-funded corporation hospital structure, implement the “Veterans Health Insurance Program” and create a veteran’s health care market.
Under this plan the Veterans Health Administration would continue to provide non-provider programs as it currently does: domiciliary care, programs for homeless vets, educating and training for health care personnel, etc. and operate "centers of excellence" as care facilities. Veterans would choose between continuing to use the centers (VetsCare Federal) or enrolling in the "VetsCare Choice" health insurance program.
What you can do
Help us voice our concern to congress that this bill will dismantle our VA health care system and require veterans to pay for the care that they have already earned defending our country. Read the bill and use the URL to the VFW Action Alert to tell your Congressman that they were elected to improve, not dismantle, the health care America provides her veterans and that veterans do not want this bill!
Attend the Representative Lamborn's Town Hall Meeting
Rep. Lamborn is holding a town hall meeting in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, February 21st from 6 to 7 PM. Learn more and register
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