Focus on VA hiring, not Veterans Choice, AFGE says


By Nicole Ogrysko

As congressional debate over the future of the Veterans Choice Program is set to heat up again in the next few weeks, the American Federation of Government Employees is suggesting that lawmakers, veterans service organizations and the VA itself shift the conversation.

Instead of developing the legislative language that will allow more veterans to see private-sector health providers, AFGE, which represents about 250,000 VA employees, is encouraging lawmakers to also find new solutions to VA’s longstanding challenges.

“We’re about to debate Choice 2.0 in the committee here in the next couple of weeks,” Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said Thursday during an AFGE panel discussion on veterans health care in Washington.

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