The VA secretary should immediately authorize and allow veterans to go to their family doctor or, if they do not have one, to any medical doctor in their community.
I do not know the exact number of veterans in the USA — perhaps 20 million, starting with World War II to the present. The VA system cannot handle this number in a timely manner.
A rancher does not try to put 200 cattle into a pen that holds 20 head. The rest have to wait. My home is Antelope, 500 miles from Fort Harrison in Helena. I go to my family doctor in Plentywood, eight miles away, for medical care.
I am a veteran who served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, from January 1951 to January 1955. I am presenting living in a retirement facility in Plentywood.