President of the United States (POTUS), Barack Obama, will be attending this year’s Disabled American Veterans convention in Atlanta to address his administration’s progress on veterans matters.
Obama will be heading to Atlanta on Monday to talk and discuss veteran’s protection and care at the Disabled American Veterans convention, before leaving office in January.
During his first election campaign and thru his administration, Obama has addressed the importance and commitment he has with retired veterans after they served their country, yet POTUS has faced criticism over the matter.
One of Obama’s primary goals was to eradicate veteran`s homelessness by 2015, a deadline he has passed short and which has caused a cloud of criticism over the Obama administration. Nonetheless, POTUS will address the subject of the convention.
Presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have addressed the importance and urges of veteran’s care, health and protection. The Republican candidate has been harsh over the Obama administration. Meanwhile, Clinton has been strong but comprehensive.
The 21 million veterans in the United States, is currently a leading block for November’s elections, for which both candidates have strongly addressed the issue.
Veterans and the Obama administration
President Barack Obama is expected to land at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and head to the conference being held at the Hyatt Regency for the convention, which will start at 1:30 p.m.
The President’s administration has stated POTUS will discuss the rates of veteran’s homelessness during his period as leader of the nation.
According to recent statements, veteran’s homelessness has been cut in half by 47 percent, yet, that falls short of Obama’s original plans.
According to the Democratic party and Obama’s administration, the pursuit of Veteran’s care and well-being is a national promise made by POTUS that “can’t be broken”, as the current administration has stated.
Despite Obama’s administration failure of eradicating veteran’s homelessness for 2015, the demand for VA health has increased and grow, current numbers express a 13 percent of more interest as of 2015.
The critic headlines faced by Obama eventually led to the resignation of Army General Eric Shinseki, who was Obama’s first Veterans Affairs secretary.
The Obama administration has also announced that almost half a million of current veterans have given blood samples voluntarily to create an extensive database of the government’s research programs.
POTUS is expected to address this subjects during the convention, as well as the VA disability claims and veteran’s Medicare demand, services and limitations.
Source: Boston Globe