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Statement on the Final Report of the Commission on Care

July 05, 2016

I want to thank the members of the Commission on Care for their comprehensive and thorough review of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and for their considered recommendations. In August 2014, I signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (VACAA) of 2014, which charged the Commission to examine veterans' access to VA health care and to recommend how best to organize the VHA, locate health resources, and deliver health care to veterans during the next 20 years.

The Commission's report includes a number of specific proposals that I look forward to reviewing closely over the coming weeks. We will continue to work with veterans, Congress, and our partners in the veteran advocacy community to further our ongoing transformation of the veterans' health care system. Our veterans deserve nothing less for their sacrifices and their service.

Barack Obama, Statement on the Final Report of the Commission on Care Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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