America’s veterans have sacrificed so much for our nation.

They shouldn’t have to sacrifice their health waiting for the surgical care they deserve.

Tell Washington veterans need care now.

Tell Washington

Veterans can’t wait months for the surgical care they need today. You can support veterans by advocating with Congress and the Veterans Administration (VA) to expand access to anesthesia care delivered by highly skilled Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The VA is considering a proposal to give veterans direct access to CRNAs in the VA health system, but approval of this plan could take years. Join us in telling Washington veterans need care now.

Share Your VA Story

If you or your loved one waited too long for surgical care in the VA health system, if you have provided care to veterans or you want to communicate your support for reducing surgical wait times, share your story with Veterans Need Care Now. Your voice can help ensure veterans have direct access to CRNAs and the surgical care they need now.

1,000 highly qualified CRNAs serve in the VA.


88% of veteran households strongly support legislation granting veterans direct access to CRNAs in the VA health system.

23% of veteran households report delays in securing VA health appointments and surgical procedures.

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Tell Congress and the VA to reduce veterans’ surgical wait times in the VA health system. #VeteransNeedCareNow.