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That the veterans’ health needs the focus of the VA, the focus is to make sure to change the trajectory of the institution, says VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. If you call a veteran in need, or if you know a veteran who needs help, please refer to the VA crisis hotline 800 273-8255 or text 838 255.

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Thursday said he is focused on the implementation in the people who “know V. A. understanding of the culture and the language-of-service.”

Accession Harris Faulkner for a live interview on “outnumbered Overtime” Wilkie was asked how he is addressed, one of the major issues that the Department for years: the long waiting times for veterans health and addiction care.

Wilkie said President Trump is entitled to propose the biggest budget in the history of the Department, $220 billion euros, while the changes for V. A. top medical centers in the entire country.

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“If someone is he said to walk to the post office, getting to know the people who worked for him or her or get to know those veterans, they had to leave”,.

Wilkie said wait times for veterans are now as good or better than in the private sector.

“It was simply a result of the us people in the place, which had the sympathetic story with those who wear the uniform. I think this is the basis for all”, he said, to get rid speak of the MISSION to Act, which passed in Congress by the overwhelming support of both parties and the strong support of service organizations.

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Wilkie said the law occurs in the motor 6. June, can’t the veterans the option of private care, if you live near a V. A. facility, or you are not able to provide the necessary treatment through the V. A.

“It’s a new day will be for all those partners who worked together for veterans health,” said Wilkie.

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