Everyone knows that Department of Veterans Affairs medical care needs a of improvement. Thousands of veterans can’t get care as quickly as they need it and then there are the really disheartening administrative disasters at VA hospitals like the at the Tomah VA Hospital in Wisconsin or the at the
During the election, Democrats suggested that President-elect Trump supports that position. That’s not really the case, but Trump did call the VAsuggested that veterans should have more private care options than they currently do.
Still, questions about privatization of the VA led to unite and tell the incoming president’s transition team during a meeting at American Legion headquarters that they strongly oppose any such move.
Veterans groups support a strong VA with private care to fill in the gaps and help vets who live in remote locations receive care when a VA hospital isn’t close by.
Obviously, many veterans have service-related injuries and psychological issues that fall outside of the business models used by private insurance companies. A poorly-run VA is no help to anyone, but a reformed Veterans Administration that’s focused on veteran needs might be the best way to go.
What do you think? Should the VA be privatized? Or do veterans deserve a dedicated medical system that’s devoted to their unique needs? Sound off!