LOS ANGELES – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) has expressed his opposition to privatize healthcare for the country’s veterans, Ted Lieu’s office announced Friday.
Lieu issued a statement in light of Veteran Service Organizations and leading Veteran advocates expressing deep fears that the Trump Administration may privatize healthcare for our nation’s Veterans.
“As the Member of Congress representing the nation’s largest VA hospital, I o nounced ppose any effort to privatize VA healthcare. My opposition to privatization is guided by the voices of veterans and advocates in my district, who understand that we can improve service delivery to our veterans without tearing the VA down brick by brick,” Lieu said in the statement.
“On average, our veteran population is older and sicker than the rest of America – they have earned and deserve a world-class healthcare system designed to meet their unique needs,” Lieu added.
“Finally, as a veteran myself who served on active duty, I humbly believe that a veteran should be at the helm of the VA. Our nation’s warriors deserve a leader with a profound understanding of their service and sacrifice. They deserve a leader dedicated to guaranteeing timely access to the highest quality care,” said Lieu.
Congressman Lieu serves on the U.S. House Committees on the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform, as well as Oversight’s National Security Subcommittee.
Mr. Lieu is also the Democratic Freshman Class President and a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.