The Veterans’ Health Administration received an enormous increase in funding in the 2021 budget, and we now have a chance to vastly improve medical care provided by the VHA. Studies have shown that veterans who get their care at the VA live longer during and after a medical emergency, and at lower cost, than those receiving non-VA care, and this was before the dramatic increase in funding by Congress this year.
For this reason, I oppose privatizing VHA care, and I oppose outsourcing VA services to the private sector. This is irresponsible policy and may cost veterans their lives. The healthcare of our veterans is too important to be left to the whims of political infighting or the pursuit of maximum profits. As congressman, I will work tirelessly to ensure new resources are devoted to decreasing wait times, expanding healthcare facilities, and increasing services offered to our veterans.