AREAS OF FOCUS
VETERANS HEALTH CARE
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to struggle in its core mission to provide our veterans with the care they deserve. Quality of care is inconsistent and wait times are far too high. Veterans in legitimate need of urgent medical treatment are often forced to wait weeks or even months to see a doctor – and once they get in there is no consistency as to how they’ll be treated.
When government bureaucracies fail, the free market steps up to provide solutions – that includes health care solutions for veterans. CVAFsm will highlight private sector innovations that are changing veterans’ health care for the better and seeks to partner with community-based health care providers who can serve as a resource for veterans when the VA falls short.
Private sector solutions, PTSD, mental health care, drug addiction
TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN LIFE
The transition from a mission-based, high-alert, military lifestyle back to civilian life can be challenging for both veterans and their family members. They were used to military life and the military community but for the majority of them – they aren’t trained or well prepared for the civilian community in which they will spend the rest of their lives. Thousands face health issues, physical and mental injuries, difficulty in finding good employment and education, and readjustment to a community that doesn’t fully understand. In addition, often our own government can be the biggest obstacle of all.
CVAFsm connects veterans with information and resources that help remove barriers to opportunity and ease burdens as the military community makes the difficult transition back into civilian life. Over time, CVAFsm will identify veteran support organizations throughout the nation that can 1) offer assistance to veterans in their transition, and 2) can serve as a template for communities seeking to establish such organizations.
Occupational licensing, GI bill, prevailing wage, right-to-work
DEFENDING FREEDOM AT HOME
Veterans have a sacred relationship with the Constitution that they swore to protect against enemies both foreign and domestic. But right now, freedom is under attack right here in America. The First Amendment in particular is facing constant threats at the state and federal level from government bureaucrats who want to shut down our ability to debate.
CVAFsm honors our Founding Fathers by connecting our supporters with the history behind the Constitution and educating veterans and military family members on the ways freedom is under assault today.
Freedom of speech, defense spending