Republicans in Congress are moving forward with a new bill that would enable veterans to seek medical care outside the Veterans Health Administration.
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., introduced the Veterans Health Care Freedom Act earlier this month. The measure has already attracted the support of more than a dozen GOP co-sponsors. It’s easy to see why.
The VA’s government-run health system has been an embarrassment for years. America’s former service members deserve better. At the very least, they’ve earned the right to sidestep the VA’s disastrous health bureaucracy and get the care they need on the private market.