It should be noted that this bill is just another build up to what the Republicans really want, the total elimination of the VA medical System. As a user of that system I realize that there are problems of access, but once into the system I find it functions as well or better than any medical program I have ever used. Those of us who have used the VA for many years realize that besides providing medical care the system is also a teaching hospital system that provides the years of training doctors need in order to be fully qualified. Additionally the VA has a robust scientific program of research which has helped not only veterans but everyone. Finally the VA has specific programs that exist nowhere else for specific needs of veterans. And yet Republicans are still looking to privatize it and we must not let that happen.