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VA, TracFone Partner to Increase Access to Telehealth Support; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie
Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that veterans who use TracFone Wireless phones now have free mobile data connectivity to access the VA Video Connect telehealth service.

Veterans may use TracFone mobile phones with the T-Mobile network to connect with health care providers under VA Video Connect, free of charge, VA said Monday.

TracFone offers free connectivity to veterans as one of VA's four major carrier partners, following Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, VA said Monday.

Robert Wilkie, VA secretary and a former Wash100 recipient, said the partnership with TracFone will boost veterans’ access to telehealth services.

In 2019, VA provided remote health services to more than 900K veterans.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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