Those who fought in the Vietnam War did not lose that war, politics lost the war.
It meant nothing that 58,227 died in combat and more than one million
plus died because they were poisoned with herbicides.
Does our government care? No.
We give billions of dollars to countries who hate us and not a dime to our Vietnam veterans who need health care and compensation. There are veterans who cannot work because they are sick, many sell their homes to pay medical bills or take out second and third mortgages.
Is this right? No.
Rural hospitals and providers are critical to the communities they serve in Louisiana. They offer much-needed health care access, provide for a strong economy and are a social anchor for the region. Critical access hospitals, for example, each create 107 jobs and provide on average $5 million in annual wages, salaries and benefits within their local community.
The president and some members of Congress are calling for more cuts to these hospitals that care for our families, friends and neighbors.