Thousands of D-FW veterans need better care. There is a plan to get it for them
The North Texas region prides itself on being one of the fastest growing in the country. But a sobering reality is that a big part of that growth includes veterans who need health care at a time when there’s a critical shortage of places to get it.
That’s why we encourage the Veterans Administration to get on board with a proposal to convert the now-abandoned Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Garland into a VA hospital. U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, told us that he and a bipartisan group of five other area lawmakers are pushing hard to make it happen because it would help serve 184,000 more veterans in North Texas and reduce wait times to get care.