• Make all veterans and their families eligible for Nationally Expanded Medicare for All

  • Strengthen access to mental health care, especially for diagnoses directly related to military and combat service, PTSD and addiction treatment.

  • Increase specialty services for Traumatic Brain Injuries and other “invisible injuries” of war.

  • Continue to fund and expand the Veteran Caregiver Stipend, to include caregivers of service-related disabled veterans of any war.

  • Improve transportation to health care services

 

At present, only 40% of our nation’s veterans are eligible for medical services through the Veteran’s Administration (VA). This is morally-reprehensible as it is our undeniable responsibility to look after our veterans. We must make all veterans and their families eligible for Medicaid. We must strengthen mental health care, including treatment and support for individuals experiencing the effects of PTSD and their families. Improving transportation to medical services will also improve access to these critical resources. We must alleviate as best we can the disadvantages that our veterans experience because of their honorable service to our country.