Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to improve healthcare services for America’s veterans.

“Problems with the Choice Act is the number one concern I hear from veterans in Montana,” Daines stated. “We need to ensure that the men and women who risked their lives for our country have every option available to receive the best care and treatment. Our country has a duty to uphold the promises it made to our veterans and this bill takes bold steps toward improving the entire Choice Act Program to ensure that happens."

Daines’ bill, the Veterans Choice Improvement Act of 2016 makes major changes to the Veterans Choice Program, which was created in 2014 to allow veterans to get needed health care outside of the VA system, and creates a permanent program with advance funding.  It makes changes and reforms to address the bureaucratic delays, hassles and confusion that veterans have continued to experience in attempting to get health care.