CVA Responds to Attacks on Sen. Rubio’s VA Reform Plans
Yet Again Defenders of Status Quo At VA Misrepresent Efforts to Reform and Fix Veterans Health Care
Arlington, Va. – In response to remarks made by Sen. Marco Rubio laying out his vision for VA reform and attacks by Rep. Ruben Gallego and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on both Sen. Rubio’s vision for VA reform and CVA’s Veterans Independence Act, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) CEO Pete Hegseth issued the following statement:
“CVA applauds Sen. Marco Rubio for boldly advocating for major and substantial reforms to the VA. In particular, his proposal to offer health care choice to all veterans who use the VA and to increase accountability for bad employees at the VA are two major reforms that Concerned Veterans for America has long advocated for. We are very encouraged to see national policy makers like Sen. Rubio stand up for real reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs which unfortunately still failing to deliver timely benefits and health care to our nation’s veterans.
“Not surprisingly, the defenders of the status quo at the VA are attacking and continuing to misrepresent not only Senator Rubio’s proposals but other national policymakers’ proposals as well along with CVA’s Veterans Independence Act – which is CVA’s comprehensive plan to fix veterans’ health care. By misrepresenting these proposals as a complete privatization of the VA, elected officials like Rep. Ruben Gallego (who it should be noted represents thousands of veterans who are forced to rely on the troubled Phoenix VA hospital for health care) and partisan political organizations like the DNC are fighting to preserve a system that has proven unable to properly serve hundreds of thousands our nation’s veterans – often to the detriment of their health and overall well-being.”
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