Congress Sends A Flag Day Fix for A Broken VA Health Care System

Flag-Day 2014Just in time for Flag Day, Congress overwhelming passed two veterans’ bills this week in an effort to fix the crisis in care and timely access to treatment at VA health care facilities.

On Tuesday, the House passed  H.R. 4810, the “Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014,” by a vote of 426-0.

On Wednesday, the Senate passed S. 2450, the “Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014,” by a vote of 93-3.

Both bills now move to a conference committee to iron out their differences. Both bills would allow VA to enter into contracts with non-VA facilities to provide hospital care and medical services for veterans who have waited too long for an appointment or live more than 40 miles away from a VA facility. They also require an independent assessment of VHA which is responsible for running VA medical facilities.

Where the bills differ is in how best to address holding VA employees accountable and giving VA authority to expedite the hiring of new medical care staff.

Flag Day is June 14th

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The National Flag Day Foundation’s Americanism Center

If you’re a Yankee Doodle Dandy like me, then you’re going to love the National Flag Day Foundation.  Located in Waubeka, WI on former “school grounds”, the National Flag Day Foundation is keeping Flag Day Observance alive by getting America‘s youth involved.

In 1995 the National Flag Day Foundation built what they call the “Americanism Center” that contains a museum, a commemorative courtyard, and (my personal favorite) an “Avenue of Flags“.

Along side each fringed flag is a political , economic, and military history of our great country. The National Flag Day Foundation also utilizes the Avenue of Flags as a teaching tool for school groups that are invited to tour the facilities free of charge.

The balance of their building is occupied by Scouts, American Legion, 4-H groups, the Lions Club, and senior citizens. It is open continuously and there is no charge for using the facilities.

The whole museum is open to the public anytime by request at:

(262) 692-2385 *or* (262) 692-2811.

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