By Oscar Y. Harward
It is time for Capitol Hill legislators to introduce and pass legislation merging our Veterans Administration HealthCare into our ‘private sector’ HealthCare system; allowing Veterans to select their HealthCare by choice with the VA or any other ‘Medicare approved’ HealthCare system.
Many Veterans are receiving excellent service from the VA while other Veterans are being delayed, rejected, etc.; failing to receive their promised and earned HealthCare. Veterans are falling through the cracks; even dying for lack of needed, adequate, and expedited HealthCare. Each loss is disgraceful.
Merging HealthCare may be as simple as combining Veterans’ records, and/or their dependents, and issue a Veteran’s ID card merged into the Medicare card system; including and/or excluding limitations as applicable.
Whenever Veterans and their dependent(s) suffer mistreatment(s) by the VA, it tears my heart to see so many Veterans within the VA bureaucracy who treat their fellow Veterans as if the patients are old wrecked cars; with little desire for making repairs.
I know because I have and am currently there; also mistreated by the VA.
We owe our Veterans the best. When our men and women accept an assignment, he and/or she are offering to give their lives in protecting our USA, our Constitution, and our American flag.
Let’s give back; at least the timely, earned, decent, and promised HealthCare, etc. to our Veterans and their dependents.
Merging Veterans HealthCare into the ‘private sector’ will give the Veterans and their dependents an opportunity to make a choice for their own preferred HealthCare.