IF YOU WERE IN CONTROL OF CONGRESS, HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THE MEDICAL CARE OF OUR VETERANS?
- Would you issue every vet a “Veteran Medical Card” (VMC) that would be accepted by any doctor, any pharmacy, and at any medical center that accepts Medicare or Medicaid?
- Would you then make it your life-long mission to get every veteran off the streets and into proper housing; provide them food, clothing, and medical care; and help them find employment? What ever happened to the motto, “no man left behind”?
Would you issue every vet a “Veteran Medical Card” (VMC)?
As mentioned under the section on healthcare reform, it’s time we start taking really good care of our veterans! It’s time to get rid of veteran hospitals and issue every veteran a special “Veteran Medical Card” (VMC), an insurance card accepted by any doctor, any pharmacy, and at any medical center that accepts Medicare or Medicaid.
Benefits would start when a soldier is discharged, and would be valid for the same number of years that the soldier served their country on active duty. If they served their country for four years, the card would be valid for four years from the date of their discharge. If they served 20 years, the card would be valid for 20 years from the date of their discharge, and so forth. The VMC would have no expiration date for the treatment of any injuries sustained during the service of our country, either physical or psychological.
Veterans that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates are homeless on any given night.
Would you then make it your life-long mission to get every veteran off the streets?
We need to take special care of all of our disabled veterans, including covering the cost to make their homes handicapped accessible, if needed. They, above all other U.S. citizens, should be guaranteed access to the best healthcare. We need to get every vet off the streets, rehabilitated, and back into society.
It’s a crying shame that we continue to spend taxpayer money on illegal immigrants who have contributed nothing to our country while we let those who have sacrificed everything die alone in the streets, or die while waiting to receive treatment at a VA hospital.
May God bless and protect our service men and women when they go off to war! And may the American people take care of them when they return!