There is pending legislation on Capitol Hill that could lead to a total dismantling and privatization of the healthcare system our veterans want and need. Last week, the House of Representatives voted 347-70 to pass S. 2372, the VA Mission Act. Now the bill goes to the Senate. We need you to call both of your Senators NOW at 833-480-1637 and tell them you strongly oppose the VA MISSION Act (S. 2372). Every dollar spent on privatized care deprives our veterans of the specialized care offered in our VAs - specialized care that saves their lives and helps veterans heal faster. The VA MISSION Act (S. 2372) - The legislation gives a VA Secretary the authority to privatize and dismantle broad swaths of the VA health care system; The legislation gives the next VA Secretary broad authority to dismantle the VA at a time when the VA faces intense political pressure to pursue privatization; The legislation will devastate communities by closures of vibrant VA medical centers; The legislation will lead to privatization at the expense of full-staffing and resources needed for VA’s in-house operations. Please call both of your Senators right NOW at 833-480-1637 and tell them to oppose the VA MISSION Act (S. 2372). Once you hang up, please call 833-480-1637 again to speak with your other Senator’s office.
In Solidarity, MaryBe McMillan President, NC State AFL-CIO
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