Terminate separate medical programs for veterans. Lease out Veterans Hospitals to NFP hospital organizations. Create a new health insurance program similar to Medicare Advantage designed to provide the full range of benefits currently promised to veterans and access to all hospitals and doctors that accept Medicare patients. This coverage would include drug coverage and would be available without change to all veterans.
Existing policy just does not work. The Veterans Administration has proved over many years and through six (6) United States Presidents that it cannot provide effective health care to veterans. The change in policy will free veterans to choose their own care and unleash the forces of the health care marketplace.