We should do everything we can to support our men and women in the military service, both while they wear their uniforms and when they come home.
Too many members of Congress see taking care of veterans as a burden, instead of what it truly is: our sacred duty and our honor. The men and women who served during World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, as well as the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and during periods of peace, need to know that when their service is over, the promises we made to them are the promises that we will keep.
We need to fully fund and support our VA hospital system. To cut down wait times, we should expand the VA medical delivery system into one that mirrors Medicare, allowing veterans to see any physician enrolled in the program. That will nearly eliminate delays in providing treatment.
We also need to streamline the system for applying for a disability. A wait time of years is unacceptable.