There has been talk of the lack of care our Veterans have been receiving over the years. We have all been waiting for someone to take a stand and do something about this issue at hand. Some knock our President, but he has accomplished so much since he came into office, and now he is working to fix our broken system for our Veterans.
President Trump signed the ‘VA Mission Act’ which is a new bill that will work on a complete overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as provide more healthcare options to veterans. The $55 billion bill will change how the VA pays for private care, it will expand a VA caregiver program for pre-9/11 vets, and it will start the process of reviewing the overall infrastructure of the VA itself.
The bill has seen overwhelming support from all sides last month passing, the bill passes in both chambers of Congress, and the legislation. This bill follows through with one of Trump’s major campaign promises to allow veterans more options for healthcare in the private sector, and to be sure those who fought and fight for our freedom are taken care of the way they should have been from the beginning.
In a Speech before signing the bill, Trump said:
“In the campaign, I also promised that we would fight for Veterans Choice. It just seemed to be common sense.It seemed like if they’re waiting on line for nine days and they can’t see a doctor, why aren’t they going outside to see a doctor and take care of themselves, and we pay the bill? It’s less expensive for us, it works out much better, and it’s immediate care. And that’s what we’re doing. So we’re allowing our veterans to get access to the best medical care available, whether it’s at the VA or at a private provider.”
President Trump Tweeted:
“We must always protect those who protect us. Today, it was my great honor to sign the #VAMissionAct and to make Veterans Choice the permanent law of the land.”
President Trump even elected Robert Wilkie to lead the efforts in restoring our Veterans health care, and to help with the overhaul of the entire system.
Trump went on to say: “What a beautiful word that is — choice — and freedom to our amazing veterans. All during the campaign I’d go out and say, ‘Why can’t they just go see a doctor instead of standing in line for weeks and weeks and weeks?’ Now they can go see a doctor. If the VA can’t meet the needs of a veteran in a timely manner, that veteran will have the right to go right outside to a private doctor.”
The legislation also expands healthcare coverage to pre-9/11 veterans. Previously, the cost of in-home caregivers and other benefits were provided only to those who served after 9/11. This is a major step in the right direction to take care of those who take care of us and our freedom.
Veterans and are Military men and women are so “out of sight out of mind” but they are not that way for everyone. We all should remember daily those who fight for us.