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Salute Our Military and Provide Our Veterans with Top-Notch Services

 

“My two brothers have served with our country with honor and the least we can do is give them the respect and dignity they deserve.”

- Zak Ringelstein -

 

Americans who put themselves in harm’s way to defend our freedoms deserve the highest quality services - no questions asked. There is no excuse for rampant veteran homelessness. There is no excuse for second-rate care. We owe our soldiers the very best when they come home and we must provide pathways to happy, productive lives right here in our country.

Our plan to provide veterans with top-notch services includes:

  1. Protect the VA from privatization;

  2. More VA facilities with better geographical coverage across America, with special consideration for rural and aging veterans;

  3. Better transition services for service members exiting the military, including digital record transfer;

  4. More VA personnel, especially top-notch healthcare providers;

  5. Better community partnerships with specialists the VA can’t afford to hire;

  6. Comprehensive dental services for veterans;

  7. Comprehensive eye care for veterans;

  8. Comprehensive mental health services for veterans;

  9. Efficient, reliable and user-friendly VA claims processes with shorter wait-lists;

  10. Better jobs programs to guarantee living wage employment for returning veterans;

  11. Transferring  military experiences to lessen certification requirements and costs for  civilian jobs;

  12. Giving women in the military more options to choose obstetricians, gynecologists, and other women's health care providers;

  13. Mandating that sexual assault cases are heard outside of their chain of command to protect victims who experience retaliation for reporting;

  14. Fair justice across the entire rank structure in the military;

  15. Ensuring that anybody who wants to serve, including transgender Americans, has the same opportunity to defend our country as anyone else;

  16. Giving Military fathers 6 weeks of paternity leave (current military standard allows for only 10 days);

  17. Enact Medicare For All. In the meantime, provide more incentives for medical and dental companies to accept TRICARE.