has been understaffed to accommodate the millions of veterans who need access to quality healthcare. According to Reno, “ VA Health Care System continues to worsen in more and more dangerous ways, severely underserving the nearly 7 million veterans who rely on the network for care annually” (Reno, Para 16). If veterans were allowed to go to any hospital they choose, there would be no issue with staffing in civilian hospitals. Local hospitals have the ability to hire to their needs, and do not need access to government funds to hire additional personnel. Veterans should not have to worry about fending for themselves after surgery, because the VA doesn’t have enough room to accommodate their needs.
Veteran Benefits The issue of veteran benefits in the United States is not taken as seriously as it should be in our country, even though it is a growing problem that needs to be addressed. The lack of available funding for veterans is especially obvious when compared to that available for lower income citizens, or even illegal immigrants. Also, what does exist appears to fall short in taking care of veteran’s needs. Considering that these veterans are people who have risked their lives fighting for this country, the fact that they are not receiving immediate benefits or even what they have earned is unfair.
In NYC there is a high percentage of homeless veterans in the streets and subways all around the city what causes people to be homeless are traumatic issues that may have occurred in sometime in their life mental and physical disabilities can be a cause of it even maybe a loss of a love one, family issues, loss of a job also that will also cause someone to be depressed or have traumatic stress disorder can cause a large portion of
Us Americans should be helping our troops when they come home. We do not treat our veterans right. They fight for our country, but when they come home they are not treated right. The physical, mental and emotional fatigue that comes with serving in combat is immense and many soldiers see their
Most veterans who have mental illness, mostly PTSD, do not know how to get help. About eleven percent of the adult homeless population are veterans .The veterans who are suffering from PTSD do not want to get help mostly because they do not have the funds to get the help they need or they are afraid of seeking help. If the government would give more funding to the Veteran Affairs or other organizations, it would be easier for homeless veterans to find the help that they
Secondly, some veterans will come back from war and if they were shot or experienced heavy damage to the head, they can have severe brain injuries and when they’re homeless and they don’t have much help, that can be horrible for the homeless veterans. Lastly, while veterans are fighting in wars, if they get shot or a grenade goes
In his second inaugural address Abraham Lincoln promised, “to care for him who shall have born the battle and for his widow and his orphan”. I think this is a very important promise to keep. If a man or a woman is willing to die so that we can live the best possible life, I feel that we owe it to them to take care of their loved ones. A life given for us should be honored. First off, lets get it out of the way and talk money.
They argue that the government should not be spending significant amounts of money to veterans or people that just came out of war. While they acknowledge that some veterans are so psychologically damaged by their experiences in battle that they cannot function properly in society and require disability payments, other veterans, they say, may become unnecessarily dependent on veterans' services. Although, all these are valid arguments that they can make, in the long run by helping veterans out it will greatly impact not only veterans individually but the society in a positive
In my opinion, veterans do receive the care they need, but are not provided equal amount of care. Hopefully, with Donald Trump supporting the veterans, during his presidency he will be capable of providing the veterans more support and equality to benefit the veterans needs as well as their
I myself have to think sometimes about what other people might be going through, even though we have freedom over here, there are many wars happening and many people losing their lives. To me, a veteran is a hero in disguise that live among ordinary people and live ordinary lives. Veterans are people who make sure that when we die, we will die in peace on the very soil where they have walked. They dedicate themselves to defend a nation
Being a type of military veteran with non-visible injuries I have been looked at like there is nothing wrong with me and turned away by doctors who could not figure out why veterans are in so much pain. Many veterans are discriminated against because of their age and years in service, they (and I) have had to endure pain for a longer period of time. For example, I have been dealing with severe back pain since 2010, however, because of my age and the fact I do not look like or show how much pain I really am in; the Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors refused to give me the treatment that I need. This type of discrimination due to outward appearance, not only affects veterans, but also making them feel isolated, just like many others such as the author
When you are homeless you do not have any money and most likely you don 't have a lot of food which you probably already know that. The Veterans are the ones most affected by being homeless. Veterans deserve and should have the fist right over government benefits before illegal aliens. “On the whole, veteran homelessness has decreased 47% since 2010 and the number of unsheltered veterans has been slashed by more than half, according to a report released by the obama Administration”. These veterans deserve their rights to have government housing and welfare because they have served our country and these illegal have done nothing but still somehow get in line first.
Apart from those who are already homeless, around 1.4 million more veterans are at risk of homelessness because of lacking support networks, poverty and miserable living conditions in substandard or overcrowded housing. The situation is compounded by the difficulty to transfer some of the military training and occupations to civilian workforce (NCHV, 2015). This places some of the veterans at a disadvantage in the search of employment in the competitive job
In conclusion, where are the state funds to assist the homeless? Why are just focusing on the people who are violating the rules and regulations in the society, not on those who indeed need help and want help. The state should build in involvement and work with the county; the numbers of the homeless could come down and maybe help them find jobs and homes, which they can call their
The current government is creating a situation where more families along with their children are experiencing homelessness. An individual may be considered homeless when they lack permanent housing and have to stay in shelters, abandoned buildings or vehicles, on the streets, or in other forms of unstable situations. Many homeless people start out with jobs and stable residences, but then social and economic factors intervene, causing a rapid change in their living situation causing them to leave, and live on the street. Even with the population of homeless keeps increasing, the government does not aid nor benefit the homeless because they only worsen the homeless problem by having laws that go against homelessness, not helping mentally ill homeless population, and having the lack of subsidized housing.