For John, BLUF: This seems like a reasonable accommodation. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Military Times, by Reporter Leo Shane III, 31 May 2019.
Here is the Key paragraph:
Under the changes, Veterans who live more than 30 minutes from a Veterans Affairs medical clinic or face a wait of more than 20 days for most health care appointments would be eligible for expanded community care programs. [Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert] Wilkie and VA officials argue those standards fall in line with military health care and private sector benchmarksEven so, the VA budget is going up next year, unlike many Federal Departments.
Regards — Cliff