State Rep. Chuck
Moseley, D-Portage, continues his support of veterans with a resolution to
pursue more aggressive action in implementing the Veterans Choice Act.
House Resolution 9
recognizes the importance of veterans receiving health care in a timely
Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 was created to speed up
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) processing for health requests made by
veterans. The bill allows those who face a wait time of 30 days or live 40
miles away from the nearest VHA facility to receive treatment from a non-VHA
Choice Act was created to ensure that our veterans are not forced to wait
for the medical care they need,” said Moseley.
The bill was in
response to the number of Indiana veterans who had to cross state lines to
receive the treatment they needed. The act created a Veterans Choice Card,
which was intended to alleviate delays in treatment by allowing veterans to
seek treatment locally.
However, the act
has not resulted in significant improvement in respect to veterans’
appointment wait time and convenience of care.
Choice Act was created to eliminate the costly, delayed treatment that
plagues Indiana veterans,” said Moseley. “Instead of alleviating their
burden, a new stress was introduced that could further impact veterans’
Moseley presented a
resolution in the House to improve the effectiveness of the Veterans Choice
Act by asking the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Indiana
Department of Veterans’ Affairs to ensure the effective administration of
the Veterans Choice Act.
will redirect attention to the original purpose of this bill,” said Moseley.
“Our veterans have sacrificed so much defending our nation, the least we can
do is ensure that they are receiving the health care they need and deserve.”