Saturday, August 9, 2008

McCain Pledges Easier Access to Quality Health Programs for Rural New Mexican Vets

Thousands of rural New Mexican vets now have to travel to Albuquerque for access to care, but things might get better for them if Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain gets his way. On Saturday in Las Vegas, Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain told disabled vets, like himself, that he'll create a Veterans' Care Access Card. The card, McCain said, will provide those without timely access to VA facilities the option of using high-quality health-care providers near their homes.

Here's the text from his speech:

Though victory in Iraq is finally in sight, a great deal still depends on the decisions and good judgment of the next president. The hard-won gains of our troops hang in the balance. The lasting advantage of a peaceful and democratic ally in the heart of the Middle East could still be squandered by hasty withdrawal and arbitrary timelines. And this is one of many problems in the shifting positions of my opponent, Senator Obama.

To read the rest of the remarks click here.
Photo from Memorial Day Speech in ABQ - MG Bralley

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