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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham: Care for veterans 'not good enough yet'

May 7, 2015
In The News

Health care has improved for veterans since the issue came to national attention months ago, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham says, but the system must continue to get better.

Abraham, a Republican from Mangham, toured the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pineville Thursday. A veteran and a doctor, the first-term congressman sits on the House Veterans Affairs Committee and is the chairman of the subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

"The wait times are getting better, we know that," Abraham said. "Are they good enough yet? Absolutely not. If it's for some normal, everyday thing, there's no reason a veteran should have to wait more than a day or two to get an appointment."

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