Money alone won’t fix problems at Veterans Affairs
The proposed bipartisan deal to allocate $17 billion to the VA to address patient access is a good start. I have to acknowledge the work of Senator Sanders and Representative Miller to bring a solution from a severely divided Congress. The fact that this proposal is being tabled is a minor miracle. During the press briefing, they both made this point clear with Senator Sanders going as far as saying that this Congress is dysfunctional. I wish them much luck as they seek to gather votes to pass this legislation. The price tag is a sticking point with the GOP and Rep. Miller will have to use the power of salesmanship to get the votes needed to pass it.