S.2168: Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2017

Author's Summary:  To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include in the Veterans Choice Program all veterans enrolled in the patient enrollment system of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

IB Summary:  According to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO): "Our veterans, who have given so much to our country, should have access to the best possible care in a timely manner. Colorado veterans have been put on secret wait lists and denied access to care they have earned. This is unacceptable and it must change. My legislation will expand the CHOICE program and allow veterans to see the doctor they choose and not be hamstrung by the VA bureaucracy. It’s time we put partisan politics aside and deliver on our promise to our veterans."

Status:   Introduced on 11/28/2017. Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2168/text?r=11

Other:   Co-sponsored by Cory Gardner