All veterans eligible for VA Healthcare can use the CHOICE Program!!! I do because my local VA does not offer care for the type of cancer I have. I receive my cancer care at the local Naval Hospital. My care there is excellent! The Choice Program also allows vets not near VA facilities to see private Drs. The current move is just one more step in dismantling VA Healthcare and an attempt to privatize. Privatization would increase cost to unsustainable levels. I’m a veteran, married to a combat vet. We both use this service and receive excellent care! It is not free unless you are indigent or are being treated for a service-connected disability, but it is affordable. My husband especially is better served by VA care. Congress just needs to sufficiently fund and staff the VA!