Many Veterans have recently received a white card in the mail from the U.S Dept. of Veteran Affairs (USDVA) This card is called the Choice card or VACAA card. VACAA stands for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, a law enacted by congress and signed by President Obama in August to improve health care for veterans.
This choice card provides a safety net for Veterans who are on a USDVA waiting list because a health care appointment could not be provided to them within 30 days of their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician or live more then 40 miles from the closest VA medical facility.
You must call the USDVA at 866-606-8198 to get permission before using the card. The veteran who mistakenly uses this card without VA pre-approval will most likely be held responsible for the medical charges.
Service Officer, Roy Hedstrom (209) 669-0803