On June 6, the Department of Veterans Affairs kicked off an important piece of the MISSION Act that lets our Veterans use community care providers across America.
It’s an historic change – and it is working because of you!
On the very first day, more than 44,000 Veterans used the Decision Support Tool to examine whether they are eligible for community care. In the early stages of the program, we’re seeing only minor technical issues that are being resolved quickly once they’re spotted.
We also launched a new urgent care network that is now being accessed by nearly 300 Veterans a day.
The smooth rollout of a major program is never a sure thing in Washington, D.C. But your excellent work on the MISSION Act got the attention of the White House and President Trump, who praised the VA’s dedicated staff for its performance.
I’m proud to work with so many talented people at the VA. I thank you for all you’ve done to make this new system a reality for our wounded warriors, and its immediate use shows Veterans are also thankful.
This victory belongs to you, and to the growing number of Veterans the MISSION Act will help in the months and years. Thank you again, and congratulations.