Post sponsored by

Source: US Congressional Budget Office

S. 629 would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to evaluate its processes for scheduling appointments for health care from the department and from nondepartmental providers, to establish performance metrics for each step of that process, and to report on VA’s performance in meeting those metrics. In total, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $26 million over the 2021-2025 period. Such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriations.