he Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (VA MISSION) Act may increase costs and reduce quality of health care for veterans, according to an Ideas and Opinions piece published online July 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Joel Kupfer, M.D., from the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, and colleagues discuss the VA MISSION Act, which is designed to offer greater choice based on networks of community providers. As services and facilities are eliminated, the VA’s ability to operate as a health care provider could be diminished, resulting in de facto privatization.

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