Final testimony for the record regarding legislative hearing before the Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Attached is NIHB’s final testimony for the record regarding legislative hearing before the Veterans’ Affairs Committee on October 24.

On behalf of the National Indian Health Board1 (NIHB) and the 567 federally recognized Tribes we serve, I offer this testimony for the record for the
legislative hearing held on October 24, 2017. NIHB appreciates the opportunity to provide input on VA priorities for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Veterans in Tribal communities across Indian Country, as well as the many non-Indian veterans in our communities for whom Tribally operated health care may be the only realistic choice. Today we will offer comments on draft legislation related to the Veterans’ CHOICE program and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) legislative proposal – the Veteran Coordinated Access and Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act.

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