There are an estimated 21.6 million veterans in the United States. Nearly 550,000 of those veterans call Indiana home. Nearly 9 million veterans are enrolled in health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a former Army officer, I am fully aware of the struggles my brothers and sisters are facing when it comes to receiving the healthcare they deserve. I am committed to expanding programs that allow veterans to choose their own doctor and hold healthcare providers who fail our service men and women accountable. I have seen firsthand the kind of sacrifices our nation’s military personnel make overseas, and I can say with more conviction than most that our country’s veterans deserve only the very best.