NewsHealth / July 17, 2019

Benefits Of The MISSION Act Subject Of Vincennes Town Hall

Benefits Of The MISSION Act Subject Of Vincennes Town HallThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a town hall in Vincennes, Ind. to talk about new health care options for ex-military.2019-07-17T00:00:00-04:00
Benefits Of The MISSION Act Subject Of Vincennes Town Hall

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a town hall in Vincennes, Ind. to talk about new health care options for ex-military.

Courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

MARION, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a town hall in Vincennes, Ind. to talk about new health care options for ex-military.

With the implementation of the MISSION Act last month, Veteran Affairs officials say the agency has improved its ability to provide health care veterans need.

VA spokesman Kevin Harris says one of the lesser known provisions of the law allows eligible veterans access to urgent and walk-in care at participating clinics in their communities. Eligible veterans do not need to get prior authorization from Veteran Affairs to visit an urgent care provider in VA's network.

Wednesday evening's town hall has been scheduled to allow beneficiaries to ask questions and get feedback from VA officials. The event will be held at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1157 in Vincennes.

At WFYI, our goal is to cover stories that matter to you. Our reporting is rooted in facts. It considers all perspectives and is available to everyone. We don't have paywalls, but we do need support. So if unbiased, trusted journalism is important to you, please join us. Donate now.

 

 

Related News

Why This Free Health Clinic Is Pushing To Expand Medicaid
Breast Cancer Is Killing Amish Women. This Bus Brings Help.
Vaping, Medicaid and Opioids -- Top Health Stories Of 2019