Companies Managing VA’s Choice Program Suspected of Financial Fraud

The Veterans Administration Choice Program, run by two companies who are managing the program, are under investigation for allegedly over-billing the U.S. government by the tune of tens of millions of dollars.

Yes, the same program that was designed to help veterans who lived too far or their appointments were more than 30 days out.

The two companies, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Health Net Federal Services are under contract to facilitate private healthcare services for military families and veterans as part of the VA’s new Veterans Choice program, which was created in 2014 after Congress passed the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act.

Task and Purpose reported:

The bill allocated $10 billion to give veterans a private medical option, but has cost taxpayers upward of $12 billion to date, according to The Republic. An audit launched by the VA Office of Inspector General after anonymous comments on the employer



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