When Donald Trump was still on his campaign trail he made a comment regarding the United States Veteran’s. He said if he ever heard any complaints about the health care system that operates through Veterans’ Affairs he would simply pick up his phone and make certain he fixed the problem himself.
Almost a year has passed since President Donald Trump made the comment and many individuals find it extremely difficult to believe he has not heard any complaints yet. United States Veterans are struggling with a health care system that has poor service, limited access and must function with bureaucratic operational processes and systems. For more information regarding the healthcare available for United States Veterans please visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/dougschoen/2017/07/18/our-veterans-deserve-better-fixing-a-broken-va-healthcare-system/#3e137ed8b5f4.
Congress made an attempt to improve the care received by United States Veterans in 2014. This was accomplished with the use of a provision in the Veterans Access, Accountability, and Choice Act. This act is responsible for the direction of the Veterans Health Administration referred to as the VHA. Congress felt a temporary program was needed and would give United States Veterans a much better choice. Unfortunately the reform brought nothing but minimal benefits to the Veterans. These problems are absolutely unacceptable for the men and women who have served the United States. All United States Veterans deserve a health care system that is always available to fulfill their needs, capable of delivering excellent patient care with wait times as short as possible and prompt access.
David Shulken is the Secretary of Veteran Affairs and attended the Stand To Summit on July 23rd of 2017. The summit was held at the George Bush Institute In Washington. He made a statement in regards to the United States Veterans because he feels the current system in functioning poorly and is not delivering the services required by the Veterans. He stated this could not continue.