Unit 1 Discussion 2 – Health Policy for U.S. Veterans

This assessment addresses the following learning objective(s):

Examine the effect of legal, ethical, and regulatory processes on nursing practices (and/or change to providers), healthcare delivery, and outcomes while maintaining balance with administrative and fiscal responsibilities.
A debate among lawmakers and healthcare advocates persists regarding the condition of the current Veteran’s Administration (VA) and its role to provide significantly better health care and shorter wait times for this growing population segment.

Discuss how state and federal policies are (or are not) addressing Veteran healthcare needs.
In your personal opinion: Do you advocate for privatization of the VA healthcare system? Please explain why or why not.