New Service Will Help Some NJ Military and Veterans Get Needed Healthcare

A new program unveiled by Governor Christie Tuesday is expected to help current and former members of the military and their families access private sector healthcare.  The program, called HeroCare Connect, is designed to help military patients get needed appointments with specialists within 48 hours. In 2014, Congress introduced the Veterans Choice Program, which allowed veterans to receive healthcare at non-VA facilities.

The program is intended primarily to help the 44-thousand members of the military who live and work at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, however program officials say it is open to all NJ veterans.