Over the last couple of years it has become clear that the Veterans Administration has failed our veterans.   The men and women who have sacrificed life and limb to protect our freedoms have been cast aside in this failed system of care. Instead of swift and decisive action to correct it, elected officials have engaged in endless debates about bureaucracy.

When it comes to the treatments available for those who have put it all on the line for our defense, the only appropriate treatment is the best available treatment.  Each veteran should have a medical ID card issued to them that allows them to seek the best treatment available, at any medical facility, at any time. Period. This ID card would serve as a government-funded PPO, providing for immediate attention and treatment for physical, emotional and psychological ailments of the defenders of our freedom.  I will fight for a complete overhaul of the V.A. system which will honor and treat our veterans in the manner they have earned!