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El Paso VA Gets 1 Out of 5 Stars in Care Rating

The subject above is the title of an El Paso Times article assessing VA healthcare delivery in El Paso.

First debate of the 16th Congressional District of Texas Democratic Primary Debate between Congressman Silvestre Reyes, Beto O'Rourke, and Jerome Tilghman.

In the video, Congressman O'Rourke had made healthcare in the VA his signature issue.

He is endorsing Veronica Escobar. By extension, she will sentence our VA healthcare delivery system to the same trajectory as Congressman O'Rourke.

My Recommended Solution:

#1. No one knows better than a veteran patron of healthcare services the quality of service expected / received. Put a veteran in the congressional seat who knows first hand the shortcomings and, as an extension, how to overcome them.

#2. In order to address the medical personnel shortfalls, I recommend that we create inducements for med people to seek employment with the VA. How? Just as our service academies and ROTC scholarships obligate users to a set number of years in service, we make the same offer and obligation to med students.

#3. We have a med school here. Med students can also do their internships via a short walk/ride from our med school to our VA hospital.

like Nike says ... "just do it."

#4. We need to especially recruit psych-sociologists-types to target the mental health needs of those who are choosing suicide over sustaining life. Average daily rate is 22. it is 2.5 times that rate for our female vets

Jerome Tilghman for Congress Campaign.
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