Gary Crooks’ opening salvo against Veterans Affairs vouchers was an indication of his ignorance of the problem, and a typical response by a liberal who never served. About 92 percent of veterans don’t have access to Georgetown University Hospital, but there are hospitals throughout the country that could help the veterans receive care many of them desperately need.
Referrals could be tracked, and I suspect that a voucher could include the name of an available physician for the problem that the veteran has. That alone could help keep costs down.
No doubt many local families of veterans trying to deal with the VA found your column inconsiderate and emotionally painful.
Making light of a national problem ignored by the administration in Washington, D.C., is only adding to that problem.