As Congress Debates Future of VA, IAVA Provides Testimony on Behalf of Post 9/11 Veterans


WASHINGTON, DC (October 24, 2017) — Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the leading voice of the Post-9/11 generation of veterans, submitted testimony to the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) on recent proposals on veterans health care, including “Choice” and the “Veteran Coordinated Access and Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act.” As the debate about the future of VA care becomes increasingly politicized, IAVA’s non-partisan testimony includes a continued push toward a holistic view of the future of VA health care, addressing how to best support and improve VA facilities and care to serve veterans. It also reaffirms IAVA’s commitment to stand with our brothers and sisters in the Veterans Service Organization (VSO) community, especially those whose members currently rely on VA’s unique care and could be most negatively impacted by any experimental changes.

Read the full IAVA testimony online here. 

Later this week, IAVA will roll out our groundbreaking 8th Annual Member Survey on Thursday, October 26. This extensive research product is the most comprehensive non-governmental survey of Post-9/11 veterans in America. The survey includes new and important data on VA health care, experiences with the “Choice” program, community care and much more. Media can RSVP for a Facebook Live presentation by following IAVA on Facebook here

Note to media: Email or call 212-982-9699

About IAVA

"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.

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