Department of Veterans Affairs calls for modernization of Orlando-area facilities

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed some facilities changes in Orlando as part of a nationwide effort to modernize its care.

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A report by the VA on March 14 put out its recommendations for the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, required by the 2018 VA MISSION Act.

A group of presidential appointees will review the submitted recommendations and make its own to President Joe Biden during 2023, which later would go to Congress.

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The proposal includes recommendations for several markets, including Orlando.

As of fiscal 2019, the six-county Orlando market has 136,293 VA enrollees and is projected to see a 0.8% increase in that number by fiscal 2029.

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