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The armed services committees have been warned, the Veterans Choice Program will run out of money shortly after May 30.
A lack of permanent leadership at the Veterans Affairs Department compounding many longstanding challenges at the agency, including a path forward for the VA Choice Program.
The Rand Corporation looks at the system designed to serve increasing numbers of vets seeking care outside the VA.
Though lawmakers still haven't unveiled the final text of an omnibus spending package for the rest of fiscal 2018, veterans organizations and members of Congress are hopeful the bill will contain major VA policies.
VA looks headed for its sixth secretary in five years.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said he regretted the distractions that recent reports have created.
The American Legion said it's concerned by recent movement by the White House and other organizations to move the Veterans Affairs Department's health care system in the direction of privatization.
In today's Federal Newscast, the USAJobs.gov website is among the first citizen facing sites to use the new Login.gov identity management service.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said his agenda for the future of the VA Choice Program also aligns with the White House's vision.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Thursday he would reimburse the U.S. Treasury for his wife's travel expenses and instead wanted to turn attention back to veterans issues. VA is requesting a $12 billion budget increase for 2019.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin gave a progress report on a wide range of initiatives. He told the Senate VA Committee that the department is still making "incremental change" on hiring, appeals modernization, accountability and a new electronic health record.
The House has included an additional $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice Program in a continuing resolution, which would extend funding for civilian agencies through Jan. 19, 2018.
The Veterans Affairs Department is expected to run out of funding in the VA Choice Program by the end of 2017. VA Secretary David Shulkin called on lawmakers to find some solution by year-end, even if it's a temporary one.
Details on funding for the new program are still largely unclear. VA, however, believes administrative changes to the current Veterans Choice Program will save billions of dollars over 10 years.