Thank you President Trump for reforming Veterans' healthcare! Now vets can see the doctor of their choice. This has greatly decreased wait times. The Veterans' Administration is a great example of government run healthcare - it was a mess!
Less. Those who serve a set period of time (for example 10-20 years) should have any expense related to medical conditions developed/made worse due to their service should be covered by the government so that we have fewer veteras on the streets dealing with their mental health issues alone.
More. But only after the VA has reviewed the veterans medical status for disability rating purposes. The VA should act as insurance for the veteran with the government restricting prices that it can be charged by 3rd party hospitals. The VA should remain open at become a treatment center for specialized care unique to Veterans. Example would be burn pits or agent orange exposure.
The Dept of VA should fall under DOD and, in turn, the DOD should be funded for the addition. This would help with staffing as active duty would have billets available for VA hospitals and clinics. It would also help with funding and electronic medical records system compatibility.
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