Shulkin proposes eliminating 40-mile, 30-day rule for non-VA care

Robert L. Rosebrock,
  • WASHINGTON –
    Speaking to hundreds of people at the Disabled American Veterans annual conference in Arlington, Va., Shulkin laid out his top 10 priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was his first public address since becoming VA secretary.
    High on Shulkin’s list was redesigning the Veterans Choice Program into what he called “Choice 2.0.”
    His plan would include removing the rule that allows veterans to go outside the VA for health care if they had to wait more than 30 days for an appointment or live more than 40 miles driving
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