As most Americans these days, I have a small window opportunity every day to sit down and actually read about the news. With networks prioritizing news of tensions building up abroad, it was no surprise that the recent bill president Trump just signed to improve veterans health care fell below the news radar. The bill is meant to improve the program by removing the August 7th, 2017 expiration date. In a nutshell, the program allows veterans to utilize private health care if for certain reasons, the closest VA medical facility is not able to provide treatment within 30 days, the facility is more than 40 miles away from the member’s residence or travel to the facility for the member is too arduous. If not for the bill, this crucial program for our vets in need would have disappeared. Being in the Pacific Northwest, the geographical location of most veterans in need of treatment fall under at least two of the situations that qualify for this program. As a veteran myself, it is my duty to spread the word to as many people as I can to get awareness of this. If you are a veteran or know of one who may qualify for this, click here to get more information.