Dan Caldwell on Next Big VA Reform: Let Vets ‘Access Care Outside the VA’ System

United States Army veteran Sgt. Leon Brookings, celebrates the U.S. Army's 238th Birthday Celebration, Flag Day at the third anniversary of the West Los Angeles Veterans Home, Friday, June 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.
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Dan Caldwell, director of policy for Concerned Veterans for America, spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Thursday regarding President Trump’s call for unity during his speech at the American Legion National Convention and his signing of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.

Caldwell said, “Indisputably, the president has been very successful on reforming and fixing the VA [Veterans Administration] and is keeping his campaign promises, and this is an area where there have been major changes.” He added that he has worked in that area himself for years.

For years, “we’ve been fighting for a lot of the reforms that are now getting signed into law under President Trump,” he said, citing various ways in which the Trump administration is improving the VA.

Caldwell said, “The next big thing is, you need to give every veteran who uses the VA the ability to choose where they get their health care. Right now, you have about seven million veterans, most of who don’t have a choice to access care outside the VA. They’re trapped in a government-run healthcare system that in some cases is giving them good care, but in a lot of cases isn’t.”

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