Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on April 3 told a skeptical House Committee that his agency is sticking with the June 6 rollout date for expanded private health care options, even if the IT systems aren't fully in place to handle the transition. In testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Wilkie said the Mission Act requires the new rules on access to community health care for veterans to go into effect regardless of whether the systems are operational. He said the main concern is the "decision support tool," which aids doctors and veterans in deciding whether the best health care option is in the private sector. Read more about the plan on Military.com.
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