Start: Monday, January 25, 2021 4:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada) GMT-06:00)
This Meeting is on Zoom
Town Hall Meeting with Suzanne Gordon, author of Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope and The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Policy Making and Patient Care and Senior Policy Analyst, Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute.
How to Push the Biden Administration to Reverse VA Privatization and Move Forward on Strengthening the VA for all Veterans and Their Families and Communities.
Suzanne will discuss the effort to undermine the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) by outsourcing patient care to the private sector. She will discuss the impact this will have on VHA as an integrated healthcare system. This will include a brief discussion of current and future legislation. The danger this poses to veterans and the need to mobilize against it will be emphasized.
Suzanne will discuss the most effective ways for veterans and their supporters to mobilize to reverse the privatization of the VHA, improve and strengthen it, and how to lobby for expanded services offered to veterans and their families, including the issue of “bad paper” discharges. VHA’s Fourth Mission (as a backup to the Public Health Care System) will also be discussed.
The session is scheduled for approximately one hour and there will be a question and answer period.