Important Health Care Info Coming to Your Mailbox

All veterans are encouraged to check their mailbox for recent news from the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding major changes and updates being made to health care access.

According to an article published by, “The letter, signed by Dr. Richard Stone, the executive in charge of the Veterans Health Administration, is dated May 7 and briefly lays out the changes, including new access benchmarks and a new urgent care benefit.”

“We are excited about these changes that will strengthen VA care and care obtained through our community partners,” the letter states. “The changes empower you to find the balance in the system that is right for you.”

The flier – also known as the Mission Act – outlines new processes and procedures for veterans ranging from health care eligibility to community care eligibility, urgent and walk-in care, co-pays, care standards, and complaints and appeals.

To learn more about the important updates to veterans health care access outlined in the Mission Act, click here.

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability