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Alexander Hamilton

Friday, August 1, 2014

Veterans Get a Break

The goal of any government should be the delivery of essential services on a cost-effective basis. The means to achieve this goal is to work within a structure of bipartisan government utilizing reason, negotiation and compromise to forge consensus. It looks as if that is finally happening in the nation’s “most deliberative body,” the U.S. Senate.
The Veteran’s Reform Bill, after passing in the House, has been approved by the Senate and goes on to the President for his signature. The bill addresses the long-wait times that our nation’s veterans have had to endure to get their essential medical care.
The two Senators from New Hampshire, Shaheen and Ayotte worked together to include a provision that allows veterans to go outside the state, as well as VA facilities to get their required health care. If a veteran lives more than twenty miles from a VA facility that offers “hospital care,” he or she can receive care at any local hospital that is approved by the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs.
This is a needed change in veteran’s medical care and shows what elected officials can accomplish through bipartisan negotiation and compromise. I commend our senators for their work on this issue and hope it leads the way to further compromise and progress.
Nick Vazzana
Candidate for State Rep, the Lakes Region

5 comments:

Joe Cormier/jcormier2@myfairpoint.net said...

Veterans ... new ... old!

Some by conscription (draft) ... some enlisted.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-senate-va-reform-bill-20140731-story.html

A Socialist and a Republican agreeing and acting to help veterans.

Ahhh ... reminiscence ... or is it flashbacks ...repeat performance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QNlebUDb8U

Getting ready for 2015 town meeting!

Jack said...

Shaheen and Ayotte do jack shist for veterans.
Shame on them.
New Hampshire is the only state that does not have an emergency room at the VA hospital.
Oh, there is an Emergency Room. But on the door it states "Closed".
Yes, the Manchester VA hospital does not have an emergency room.
And both Shaheen and Ayotte have promised to "fix" this.
They both get an F from this veteran.
All talk and no substance.

Anonymous said...

Shame on Governors Lynch and Hassan!

The Real Skinny. said...

Come on. Nick, they shoved the VA Bill thru so the house and senate could go on their five week vacation.

Jack said...

Thank you Governors Lynch and Hassan.
The New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton is one of the best in the country. It is run by the state.
Get your facts right before bumbling.