After watching my father struggle with the complex and inconvenient Veterans Affairs system, I felt a personal responsibility to improve veterans’ access to care. No veteran should have to drive hours to a medical clinic just to be faced with long wait times and inadequate support.
During my time in Congress I have worked hard to improve access to care for veterans by helping pass legislation authorizing funding for four new Veterans Affairs clinics in Tennessee. As a result veterans have not only experienced more timely assistance, but they have also received more specialized services like dental and eye care.
In addition to providing easier access to care, I have made it a priority to regularly meet with the hard-working veterans who are the backbone of our great nation. As your Congressman, please know I will continue to work towards ensuring veterans get the care they so rightly deserve.
More on Veterans
WASHINGTON−Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement today after General Eric Shinseki announced his resignation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
WASHINGTON− Over the last week, two Veterans Affairs clinics opened in the third district of Tennessee. The clinics in McMinn County and Roane County will vastly expand veterans’ access to quality health care in East Tennessee. After the opening of these clinics, Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.
House Passes Bill Restoring Veterans’ Benefits
WASHINGTON− Today, the House passed legislation to protect veterans’ benefits. Following passage, Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.