Care for Our Heroes
The brave men and women who have served our country in the armed forces have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom and way of life. As a nation, we have a responsibility to ensure that these veterans receive the care and support they deserve. In America, no military veteran should be homeless or have trouble accessing the health care that they deserve. Expanding the eligibility of Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals to allow veterans to access care at any hospital or clinic is a critical step in meeting this responsibility.
In my first term, I will introduce a bill to expand the VA Mission Act to allow veterans to access care at any hospital or clinic in the United States, including mental health care. By allowing veterans to seek care at a wider range of hospitals and clinics, we can promote competition and incentivize healthcare providers to improve the quality of care they provide to veterans. This can result in better health outcomes, lower costs, and reduce wait times.
Expanding eligibility for VA care can help to alleviate the burden on VA hospitals and clinics, which are often overburdened and understaffed. By allowing veterans to seek care at a wider range of facilities, we can reduce wait times and improve access to care for all veterans, regardless of their location or the nature of their healthcare needs.
As part of our commitment to our nation's heroes, I will be launching the "Off the Street, On Their Feet" (OSOTF) initiative. We will engage with private partners and nonprofits to provide job training for homeless veterans and help them get back on their feet. With VA services and a way to earn an income, we can honor our commitment to America's veterans and get our heroes off the streets.
If you have an idea for helping our veteran heroes, I want to hear what you have to say. Send me a message to make sure that your voice is heard.
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