The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence's Ret. Brig. Gen. William Bester and Darlene Curley contributed an op-ed to Politico on maintaining our nation's commitment to our veterans.
On this Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, putting their lives on the line to protect their fellow Americans. But we need to do better than that. U.S. military veterans — including women on an ever-increasing scale — are experiencing an unprecedented health care crisis that has in turn triggered staggering rates of poverty, joblessness and homelessness. Today of all days, it is therefore most fitting to ask: Can we solve this national challenge and keep our nation’s commitment to those who have served?