Rep. Marshall Stands With Our Vets and Supports the MISSION Act
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today the House passed S 2372, the MISSION Act. This legislation would make much-needed improvements to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system, including a crucial provision that would allow veterans the the option for care outside of the VA system.
Rep. Marshall proudly voted in support of this legislation:
“There is no reason why our veterans should struggle to have access to quality health care that they rightfully deserve,” Rep. Marshall said. “The Veterans Health Administration has failed our men and women time and time again. With the passage of the MISSION Act, this Congress makes it clear that we’re listening to our vets’ frustrations. We must put the power in our veterans’ hands and provide them with the choices they need to receive the care they deserve.”
“As an Army Reservist who helped train a mobile hospital support unit, I have seen first-hand the needs of our men and women in uniform. It is critical that our vets have access to an effective and efficient health care system,” Dr. Marshall said.
The MISSION Act will take the confusion and barriers out of our nation’s veterans’ health care search by offering more options and streamlines the community care programs into one program that ensures veterans have easy path to care. As the Choice program was set to run out of funds this Spring, the MISSION Act provides the funding necessary to maintain the program until the changes called for in the bill have been established. The bill passed the House with bipartisan support.