CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON PRIVATIZING VA HEALTHCARE

December 2, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement  in light of Veteran Service Organizations and leading Veteran advocates expressing deep fears that the Trump Administration may privatize healthcare for our nation’s Veterans.

“As the Member of Congress representing the nation’s largest VA hospital, I oppose any effort to privatize VA healthcare.  My opposition to privatization is guided by the voices of veterans and advocates in my district, who understand that we can improve service delivery to our veterans without tearing the VA down brick by brick.  On average, our veteran population is older and sicker than the rest of America – they have earned and deserve a world-class healthcare system designed to meet their unique needs.” 

“Finally, as a veteran myself who served on active duty, I humbly believe that a veteran should be at the helm of the VA.  Our nation’s warriors deserve a leader with a profound understanding of their service and sacrifice.  They deserve a leader dedicated to guaranteeing timely access to the highest quality care.”

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