February 15, 2017

Dr. David J. Shulkin sworn in as VA Secretary

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Dr. David J. Shulkin was sworn in as the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In brief remarks after the […]
February 2, 2017

VA dental insurance pilot program extended for enrolled Veterans

Beginning in 2014, VA piloted the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP), which provided an opportunity for certain eligible Veterans and their beneficiaries to purchase dental insurance from private […]
January 31, 2017

VA to recognize tribal organizations as Veteran representatives

Native Americans serve in the military among the highest rate, per capita, compared to other groups and our nations honor the place of tribal warriors in […]
January 27, 2017

Statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs on federal hiring freeze

VA announced exemptions to the federal hiring freeze in the president’s memo dated January 23, 2017. The authorities outlined in the president’s memo provide VA the ability […]
January 19, 2017

Injured veterans will be covered for fertility services

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday it will cover the costs of assisted reproductive technology because of service-related injuries. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., […]
January 17, 2017

Millions more vets to be able to shop at exchanges online

After two years of study and debate, the Department of Defense has made a policy change, effective next November, to allow 16 million honorably discharged veterans […]
January 13, 2017

New rule establishes a presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune

VA has published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, […]
January 12, 2017

New regulation changes copayment cost of outpatient medication

Effective February 27, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will change the federal regulations concerning copayments charged to Veterans for medications required on an outpatient basis […]
December 13, 2016

New Regulation Decreases Cost of Outpatient Medication Copay for Most Veterans

Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation on copayments for Veterans’ outpatient medications for non-service connected conditions. VA currently charges non-exempt Veterans either $8 or $9 for each 30-day or less supply of outpatient medication, and under current regulations, a calculation based on the medication of the Medical Consumer Price Index (CPI-P) would be used to determine the copayment amount in future years. “Switching to a tiered system continues to