On Veterans

Our veterans should receive the care and dignity they have earned.

Ensuring that our veterans and their families receive the benefits they have earned and deserve remains a top priority. The 93rd is home to nearly 15,000+ veterans, and that number is growing at twice the national average.

We must commit to honoring their service and taking active steps to reduce the disability claim backlog, improve access to care and reduce wait times at VA medical centers, ensure resources for the VA to provide healthcare for veterans, simplify the benefits and appeals processes, improve mental health services for service members returning home, and improve women veterans’ access to healthcare.

This is not a partisan issue. Taking care of our nation’s veterans is simply a matter of doing what’s right.

  • 20 veterans a day take their own lives. Our top priority should be getting these veterans the help they need. Including those with other-than-honorable discharges.
  • Improve access to quality care both within and outside of the VA. Let’s empower the VA to deliver on the things it should do best – such as providing specialized mental health care and primary care and treating conditions unique to service and combat – and encourage it to recruit help from the community when necessary.
  • Improving claims and appeals response times so that Veterans can receive access to treatment and compensation for their injuries in a timely way.
  • Ensuring no veteran goes homeless.
  • Expand access to higher education and affordable housing, by integrating the benefits of the post-9/11 G.I. into a lasting social contract.
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