Cuts to VA funding for ambulances would hurt our nation’s veterans

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William Enyart is a retired Military main common and a U.S. consultant from Illinois. He wrote this column for the Chicago Tribune.

Until stopped, the Division of Veterans Affairs is about to knock over a domino which will drastically hurt veterans’ well being care after which unfold to the final group.

In a cost-cutting measure on monitor to take impact early subsequent 12 months, the VA plans to sever a crucial hyperlink between veterans and medical services by considerably slashing reimbursements for the ambulances that transport them. As we speak, many veterans depend on ambulances for transportation as a result of they’re staffed by emergency medical technicians educated to observe their medical situation.