KULR: 40 Mile Veterans Health Policy Changes

Veterans who live more than 40-miles from a VA Facility will be able to get medical care closer to home.

Senator Jon Tester says the VA is changing its Choice Program policy.

When the program first started, if a veteran wanted access to non-VA care through the program — it required veterans to live at least 40-miles “as the crow flies” from any VA facility instead of 40 driving miles.

In January, the VA said veterans could get a waiver, if they lived more than 40 miles away. This week they changed that policy, saying veterans don’t have to get a waiver.