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As a veteran, Kim used the VA system after departing the military. She grew frustrated because she experienced long wait times. Over time the VA has improved, but we still have a lot to do to ensure our Vets get quality care in a timely manner. Republicans have voiced a preference for privatizing the VA. Kim does not support the privatization of the VA. Why should anyone profit from the suffering or health of those who defend our nation? Kim supports the Veterans’ Choice Program, which allows Vets to receive healthcare from community providers rather than waiting months for a VA appointment or traveling long distances to a VA facility. When elected Kim will push for increased funding for the Veterans’ Choice Program and will advocate to hire qualified doctors and nurses for the VA. While the Veterans’ Choice Program is a good start, this should only be an additional option for Vets. We should continue to find solutions to improve the VA.