DOYLE PROPOSES INCREASING VETERANS’ ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 25, 2018 – JOSHUA TREE, CA – In a new initiative, congressional candidate Marge Doyle, RN, has announced a proposal to make all federally qualified health clinics in the country accessible to veterans under the Veterans Affairs (VA) system. According to Doyle, the proposal is not only budget neutral but will also nearly double access to health care for veterans, particularly in rural areas.
When asked about the importance of her initiative, Doyle asserted, “As a society we are obligated to support our service members who have sacrificed for our security and freedom. We need more robust access to quality health care and other services for our veterans, not risky outsourcing and privatization. I will fight to make sure all of our veterans and their families—including those in our overwhelmingly rural district—have access to the health care and support services they need.”
Doyle is the California State Democratic Party endorsed candidate in California’s 8th Congressional District. Doyle’s opponent, incumbent Representative Paul Cook, has repeatedly supported efforts to privatize the VA health care system rather than fully fund it. Cook has voted to reduce the VA medical care budget by $690 million and VA construction projects by $582 million, which would in turn provide fewer outpatient services, therapeutic services, and long-term care to veterans.
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