Trump has always stated that veteran’s in our country are treated like 3rd class citizens and that he was going to do something about it. Now it looks like he is following through with his promise.
Trump met with healthcare executives to seriously talk about fixing the Department of Veteran Affairs. These included John Noseworthy, the President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, Paul Rothman, the CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. David Torchiana of Partners HealthCare and Toby Cosgrove of Cleveland Clinic.
“I’ve been saying we have to take care of our vets. We are working on something to make it great for our veterans, because they are treated very, very unfairly,” Trump said in an interview after.
He shared some of his ideas. “We think we have to have kind of a… public-private option, because some vets love the VA,” He thinks vets should “definitely an option on the table to have a system where potentially vets can choose either or, or all private.”
He also said that he doesn’t “want to veterans waiting in line for weeks. And you know in many cases they have a minor illness and it takes so long that it turns out to be a major illness and beyond that.” Are you glad that Trump is doing something to help our veterans. Obama will not like this plan.