Tagged: VA health care system

86th Anniversary of the Creation of the Veterans Administration

7/21/2016: 86th Anniversary of the creation of the Veterans Administration Click here to view the history of the Veterans Administration (pdf). Which is what most people still call the VA even though their official name is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the president to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities… Read more
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July 21, 2015 is the 85th Anniversary of the Creation of the Veterans Administration

7/21/2015: 85th Anniversary of the creation of the “Veterans Administration.” Click here to view the history of the Veterans Administration (pdf). Which is what most people still call the VA even though their official name is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the president to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities… Read more

VA NEWS RELEASE: VA expands Choice Program eligibility, effective immediately

In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, VA today announced that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a Veteran’s place of residence and the nearest VA medical facility using driving distance rather than straight-line distance. This change has been published in the Federal Register and is effective immediately. “VA… Read more

Veterans Health Administration: Thousands Sign Up for Dental Insurance

By Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer Thursday, November 13, 2014 More than 64,000 eligible Veterans and Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) beneficiaries have taken advantage of the discounted dental insurance plans offered through the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP). The program is a partnership between VA, Delta Dental and MetLife. VADIP, which launched… Read more
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July 21, 2013 Marked The 83rd Anniversary Of The Creation Of The Veterans Administration

7/21/2013: 83nd Anniversary of the creation of the “Veterans Administration.” Click here to view the history of the Veterans Administration (pdf). Which is what most people still call the VA even though their official name is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the president to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans.”… Read more

July 21, 2012 is the 82nd Anniversary of the Creation of the Veterans Administration

7/21/2012: 82nd Anniversary of the creation of the “Veterans Administration.” Click here to view the history of the Veterans Administration (pdf). Which is what most people still call the VA even though their official name is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the president to “consolidate and coordinate Government… Read more