VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
VA MISSION ACT
The VA MISSION Act of 2018 empowers Veterans and enhances care options. The acronym MISSION in the MISSION Act stands for Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks. What that means to Veterans and their families is, the VA is at the center of Veteran care to ensure Veterans receive the best care possible whether in VA facilities or through a community provider.
This legislation will strengthen VA’s ability to deliver health care by:
Even before the MISSION Act was passed, VA made major strides in expanding access to care. Since 2014, the number of annual appointments for VA care is up by 3.4 million, with over 58 million appointments in VA facilities last fiscal year. Veterans can now receive same day services for primary care and mental health, and directly schedule appointments in mental health, audiology, optometry, podiatry, nutrition, wheelchair and amputation care clinics without a referral.
With the MISSION Act, the future of the VA health care system is in the hands of Veterans – exactly where it should be.
Consolidating Community Care
Strengthening VA’s Workforce