During his campaign, President Trump made it clear he was going to put American veterans first.
For far too long our VA system has neglected the men and women who served to keep us safe. Not anymore.
Already Trump has been working to reform the agency. Now a new measure will make sure VA officials are doing their job.
From Conservative Tribune:
The Trump administration will “soft launch” a hotline for veterans to express concerns or voice complaints about the VA, according to a statement by Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.
Preparations for a fully functional hotline can’t come too soon. Whistleblowers claimed the VA suicide line dropped an astounding 1.4 million calls last year from veterans in desperate need of help, the Washington Examiner reported. Those kinds of numbers are simply unacceptable.
Trump is making good on his promises as a candidate, as he included a direct line to the White House for veterans as part of his 10-point plan for VA reform during his campaign, according to the Washington Examiner.
ABC News reported that Shulkin is hoping to have this new hotline fully operational by August 15.
For those who may be wondering, the number for the hotline has indeed been released. It’s 855-948-2311.
This hotline will allow veterans and their family members to report cases of neglect or abuse. It will give them the ability to seek help when they need it.
And it will help our government crackdown on the rampant abuse and corruption within Veterans Affairs.
Time and again we’ve learned about the many veterans without care or help. Or the VA hospitals that have stolen medicine, abused patients, or all but ignored them.
It’s time for that to come to an end. It’s time that we actually cared for our veterans and give them the help they deserve.
Source: Conservative Tribune