Lawmakers Worry About New VA Community Care Rules.
by Leo Shane III
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs officials have less than six months to put in place sweeping new rules governing how and when veterans can get taxpayer-funded medical care in their community.
Lawmakers are worried that they still don’t have a clear picture of what they’ll look like.
“The Mission Act — we passed it with the best of intentions, but it could be a train wreck. too,” Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee ranking member Jon Tester, D-Mont., told VA Secretary Robert Wilkie during a hearing on the issue Wednesday. “It is in your lap.”