POLL ARCHIVE

VA Budget Request Poll

The VA’s budget request this year is a record $301 billion. If passed, this would be a $104 billion (53%) increase since 2018. For comparison, total Medicare/Medicaid spending in the U.S. only grew by (32%) during the same period, and $104 billion is equivalent to 3.5 million 2022 Ford F-150s or 8 new aircraft carriers. Should Congress continue to support sharp increases in the VA budget, or focus on reforms and efficiency?

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53%

Focus on reform and efficiency.

46%

Continue to support funding increases.

VA Budgeting Poll

The VA’s budget request this year is a record $301 billion. If passed, this would be a $104 billion (53%) increase since 2018. For comparison, total Medicare/Medicaid spending in the U.S. only grew by (32%) during the same period, and $104 billion is equivalent to 3.5 million 2022 Ford F-150s or 8 new aircraft carriers. Should Congress continue to support sharp increases in the VA budget, or focus on reforms and efficiency?

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57%

Continue to support funding increases.

43%

Focus on reform and efficiency.

VA Treatment Referral Poll

Congress is considering legislation to assist veterans that may have been exposed to toxic substances, like burn pits, in the military. The debate is stalled over disagreements about disability compensation. Would you rather see Congress:

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74%

Wait on a package that includes healthcare and disability compensation, which may not happen this year.

26%

Pass healthcare-only legislation immediately.

LA Veterans Poll

Regarding veteran homelessness, mental health issues, and hospital modernization, do you think the VA has done enough to help veterans in the Los Angeles area? 

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10%

Yes

90%

No

Veterans VA Care Poll

Do you feel educated and informed about your options to receive care between the VA, community providers, and community organizations? 

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29%

Yes

71%

No

VA Treatment Referral Poll

In the past year, has the VA referred you to healthcare providers in the community under best medical interest but your referral was later denied by administrative staff upon review?

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37%

Yes

63%

No

VA Mental Health Provider

Do you think the VA should allow veterans with service-connected mental health challenges to access the mental health provider of their choice, even if not in the VA system?

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94%

Yes

6%

No

VA Scheduling Poll

Have you experienced a problem scheduling community care services through VA, or getting denied authorization to use the community provider?

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23%

Yes

77%

No

VA Treatment Referral Poll

Following a delay in extended services such as inpatient or outpatient mental health care, residential substance use treatment, or other specialty care at a VA facility, has your VA provider referred you for treatment in the community?

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29%

Yes

71%

No

VA Telehealth Poll

In the past year, has your VA provider pressured you to utilize Telehealth or video conferencing for appointments when you preferred an in-person visit?

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21%

Yes

79%

No

VA Referral Poll

Following a delay in care at a VA facility, the VA is required to offer a referral to healthcare providers in the community. Does your VA provider routinely make you aware of this option? 

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40%

Yes

60%

No

Holiday Mental Health Poll

Do you or any veterans you know, experience a noticeable increase in mental health challenges during the holiday season?

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43%

Yes

57%

No

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VA Effort's Poll

Are you satisfied with the VA's efforts and policies to reduce veteran suicide?

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29%

Yes

71%

No

VA Care Access Poll

Should the VA be mandated in law to have requirements that make sure veterans can access care within a certain time and distance of their home?

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92%

Yes

8%

No

Taliban Advance Poll

Has the recent Taliban advance through Afghanistan been the reason for any personal reflection or sadness?

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72%

Yes

28%

No

VA Suicide Report Poll

Last Week the VA released their Annual Suicide Report, which indicated that the VA’s efforts reduced veteran suicide by 7% in 2019. Are you satisfied with the VA’s efforts and policies to reduce veteran suicide?

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49%

Yes

51%

No

Veteran Crisis Line Poll

Mission Roll Call needs your input!Over the past two months, the Veterans Crisis Line has experienced record numbers. Have you or anyone you know had any problems reaching the Veterans Crisis Line through text/chat/or call? 

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4%

Yes

96%

No

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