My additional sugggestion: Grant every veteran Medicare and Medicaid upon discharge from the military.
"Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain have struck a deal on legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand veterans’ access to health care and make it easier to fire VA officials for misconduct.
The compromise measure, announced Thursday on the Senate floor, includes pieces of three VA bills that have been introduced in the Senate."
Bernie Sanders, John McCain strike VA deal - Jeremy Herb - POLITICO.com http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/bernie-sanders-john-mccain-va-deal-107491.html