Today, Congressman Gardner and an overwhelming majority of the House of Representatives voted in favor of increasing access to healthcare for veterans. H.R. 3230, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, is a bicameral and bipartisan compromise to give veterans the flexibility they need to receive the best possible care.
"Our veterans have made immense sacrifices for our freedom, and they were promised access to the highest quality healthcare upon their return home," said Gardner. "Unfortunately, the VA has come up short on that promise and too many veterans have gone without care. I'm proud to support this legislation that will expand the healthcare options our veterans have, by opening more medical facilities and allowing veterans to seek treatment at non-VA facilities. In addition, this legislation will allow the Secretary of the VA to fire senior executives. These changes to the VA healthcare system will increase the options veterans have, as well as provide checks and balances to ensure that the quality of VA services remain high."