Investing in the health and well-being of veterans is our number one priority. We must focus on the distinct health care systems that support them such as units devoted to the treatment of injuries and illnesses specific to veterans such as Traumatic Brain injury, advancing innovations spawned from the wounds of modern war such as advanced prosthetics, and improved care for poly-trauma, vision impairment, prosthetics, spinal cord injury, aging and women’s health. I support initiatives to ensure veterans have the support they need to reduce the cases of veteran suicide and changing the classification of Post Traumatic Stress to Presumptive Disability.
I will always defend veteran healthcare program against a voucher system of any kind. We must ensure that the veteran healthcare system provides equal coverage and opportunities for female veterans. Additionally, I will support programs and bills to provide medical care and coverage for veterans such as the: Family Medical Leave Act to allow caregivers to take leave to care for family members after they have left the military; the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act which expands mental health and counseling to veterans; and the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, a bill that funds all veterans’ medical care a year in advance.