The VA- Lessons Learned or the Same Old Same?

Concerned Veterans for America recently sent an open letter to the VA Conference Committee Members and outlined sensible and important ideas they would like to see implemented by the VA. The letter begins, “CVA believes the final legislation must both aggressively address VA’s systemic problems and shield reforms from VA bureaucratic sabotage.”

They also give a list of four provisions which would help solve problems within the VA including establishing clear, independent, and automatic wait time and geographic standards for seeking private care, establishing enforceable guarantees of timely reimbursement payments to private VA providers, Ensuring that additional VA spending is discretionary, limited, and paid-for and most importantly, ensuring that real accountability is maintained within the system.

Both sides of the political aisle have played politics with our nation’s heroes for far too long. This has got to stop. Its high time politicians stop using our Veterans and troops as political hostages and either work with them to ensure the policy ideas they have given are met or remove governmental control and turn it over to Veterans so they can heal the infected body of the VA.

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Carolyn Elkins

Carolyn Elkins' PolitiChicks articles have been shared by Mark Levin, NewsBusters and New Media Journal. She writes about everything from military issues, the Middle East, Islam, politics to the Founding Fathers. Carolyn is a guest writer on The Right Scoop and PolitiBrew under the name American Duckie. Born in Canada, but now a proud U.S. citizen, Florida PolitiChick Carolyn is an unapologetic Christian and Constitutional Conservative. She studies the Founders and their writings, and uses what she learns to try and educate others. Carolyn is the founder of the Constitutional Freedom Party, a completely grass roots organization whose foundation is on God and the Founder's intent for a Constitutional Republic. Carolyn is married with one child and has taught American Government and Constitution to her home school co-op group of 12- 14 year olds. You can visit her via the Constitutional Freedom Party blog or on twitter @ABiCduckie and @CFP4US

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