My parents were WWII Veterans. My mother had a serious service connected disability, so was eligible for VA care. One time, back in the 80’s I thought it would be more convenient to go to a private caregiver. What a mistake. My family will forever be grateful for the care my mother received from the VA, most importantly the respect she received as a member of the veterans’ community. especially at the end of her life.
The AFL-CIO has sent out a warning: Once again, wealthy corporations are ignoring our veterans and working to dismantle and privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Right now, lawmakers in both chambers are working on bills that would close VA facilities, one of which is SB2193. Veterans know this will have a devastating impact that on their community. It will take all of us to stop these threats.
Veterans support each other, just like the labor movement. We are all concerned about privatization of our health care system because it will force many hospitals and care centers to shut down. We cannot allow the veterans health care system to simply be sold to the highest bidder. Every dollar spent on privatized care deprives our veterans of the specialized care offered at the VA. This specialized care is vital because it helps veterans heal more effectively and ultimately saves lives.
Nine out of 10 veterans say they want their care at the VA. It’s time for us to call our lawmakers and tell them that directly. The more of us they hear from, the harder it will be for the voices of corporate greed to drown us out.
They are asking us to call our Senators and ask them not to privatize the VA . That was easy for me. Please make the calls and say something like:
Please vote to keep essential primary care services within the Veterans Administration. Its what our veterans want, need and deserve.