I can't express how disgusted I've been with the VA (and TriCare, although less so), while being extremely pleased with certain individuals in it.
I was pretty banged up after service, so much so that I was going to be removed from combat arms position to a desk, so I opted for discharge.
The VA was basically so worthless, even for service-related injuries ( follow up on burns, in my case), I simply opted to pay my own way and get private care. I couldn't be driving to El Paso (or Big Spring, TX) and sitting around for two days. My job would have become getting medical care. Fuck that.
It's a completely empty promise and a betrayal of those who served.
I am not a Trump fan, at all, but if he drains this swamp, whatever else he does will be worth it.
It also stands as a living example of how badly government-run health care is.