BRepublican Candidate for Congress, Jim Hagedorn, said if he's elected, one of his priorities will be enabling veterans to choose their own doctors and medical care. , KEYC - MANKATO, Minn. -
Hagedorn is running against Democratic Congressman Tim Walz in Minnesota's First District.
Hagedorn said the Veterans Affairs system isn't working for veterans.
Hagedorn said, "We've seen that the VA is a dysfunctional, bloated, bureaucratic mess. It's not delivering the benefits our veterans deserve and have been promised, and we've had long wait lines. We've had people having to drive long distances; receiving inferior care."
Hagedorn said he supports several reforms including a demoting or firing VA employee who abuses a veteran.
Also, the choice to receive care at other places than a VA facilities.