Question #43: The VA needs better healthcare - Do you have any ideas?
Yes, we need to address this issue and our Veterans with respect. We need to remember that these people fought for our Freedom. We need to increase nursing home beds, injury rehabilitation, and mental health care. Every day 22 Veterans commit suicide.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides comprehensive healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located nationwide. The VA also covers - disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education assistance, home loans, and life insurance; and provides burial and memorial benefits to eligible veterans and family members at 135 national cemeteries.
Veterans Administration was established until 1930. The VA became the cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989. Veterans benefits have been provided since the American Revolutionary War.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is a component of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Many claim that VHA care is equal to, and sometimes better than, care provided in the private sector. However, many veterans argue the care is inadequate and argue for the right to be covered by private coverage. In May 2014, it was revealed that veterans died while waiting for their appointments during extended delays in getting care at the Veterans Health Administration. An investigation found that VA personnel falsified scheduling data to make it seem as if they had met scheduling targets.
The VHA is not part of the U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System. The VHA division has more employees than all other elements of the VA combined.
VA health care covers regular checkups with your primary care provider and appointments with specialists: like cardiologists, gynecologists, and mental health providers. Also covered is access Veterans health care services like home health and geriatric -elder care, and you can get medical equipment, prosthetics, and prescriptions. What should be covered is alternative medicine like cannabis.
Click here for the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Click here for more information about VA Health Care
Once elected into Congress I will advocate for our Veterans. I will respect our Veterans. I will help enact and put in place help centers and mental health care into our VA system. I will also work with those who are currently trying to fix our VA Health system. I support our Military, our Veterans, and our Soldiers.
Adela Wisdom for US Congress - Running for US Representative in the 3rd District of Missouri. District 3 covers northern Jefferson County and extends north and west past the St. Louis area, covering much of east-central Missouri. Missouri's 3rd Congressional District consists of all or part of the following counties: Callaway, Camden, Cole, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maries, Miller, Montgomery, Osage, St. Charles and Warren. I am eager to serve you and all the families in our district.
Contact me at:
9942 Shrand Lane
Williamsburg, MO 63388
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