AMVETS and CareSource Partner to Transform Veterans Health Care

Executive leaders from AMVETS (American Veterans) and CareSource, an Ohio-based national nonprofit health plan met to discuss a collaborative effort to create access to health care for veterans. Pictured Top row L to R – Anthony Bellotti, Christine Kirkle

CareSource, an Ohio-based nonprofit health plan has been selected by AMVETS (American Veterans) the National congressionally chartered Veterans organization to develop a health care program using their managed care model. CareSource coordinates health care access for underserved populations and has recently expanded its focus to include veterans who face health care access issues. This program will allow Veterans the choice of access to health care outside of the (VA) system.

AMVETS recently added health care intervention and advocacy services for underserved veterans to its portfolio of programs. The supportive services coincide with the organization's highly anticipated launch of the HEAL Program in March 2018. The HEAL program is an initiative designed to address access to health care issues.

Following the passage of the VA Mission Act earlier this month, AMVETS met with senior executives from CareSource to discuss the future of veterans' health care and how the two organizations could play an active role in developing an innovative program.

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Founded more than 70 years ago, AMVETS has more than 250,000 members across the United States. The non-profit organization’s mission is to enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably, including the National Guard and Reserve, and to improve the quality of life for all veterans, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services. 

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