Two thirds of vets: Country on wrong track, Obama performing poorly

Two thirds of vets: Country on wrong track, Obama performing poorly

Arlington, Va.Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), a veterans advocacy organization, today released the results of a survey showing a significant majority of veterans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction:  More than two-thirds (68 percent) say the country is on the wrong track, and 66 percent disapprove of President Obama’s handling of his job.

The results also indicated unfavorable views of Obamacare. Sixty-three percent of veterans disapprove of the new healthcare law, and nearly half (46 percent) of veterans believe Obamacare will be worse than the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare. Among those who have experienced the VA claims backlog, 60 percent report it lasting at least 7 months.

Concerned Veterans for America CEO Pete Hegseth issued the following statement:

“Our veterans are very concerned with the direction of the country and its healthcare system. They’ve seen how poorly the government handles healthcare with firsthand experience in the broken VA healthcare system—where wait times, lack of choice, and poor care abound. Our vets deserve better, and these numbers reinforce that fact.”

Key findings:

  • Sixty-eight percent of veterans believe the country is on the wrong track, and 66% of veterans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job.
  • 63% of veterans disapprove of Obamacare, and nearly half (46%) of veterans believe Obamacare will be worse than VA healthcare.
  • There is widespread awareness of the backlog of claims at the VA (66% of veterans and members of the military), and nearly one-quarter (22%) report having experienced the backlog.  Of those who have experienced the backlog, 58% report currently having a backlogged claim.

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