The, And The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act Of 2014

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The veteran population is a highly diverse and prominent population group within the United States. Over time their specific healthcare needs have been at the forefront of political discussion and legislation. Due to their disparities of healthcare that continue to grow and change overtime, recent reforms have been set in place to continue to provide healthcare to veterans. This paper will discuss a brief summary of recent reforms of the Veteran Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230) and the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act of 2014 (Clay Hunt SAV Act). From this summary it will then be appropriated how these reforms adhere to the social justice framework presented by John Rawls in the Rawlsian “Justice as Fairness” liberal theory and promote the path towards social justice by providing ways for veterans to overcome their healthcare disparities. This paper aims to examine how these healthcare reforms continue to serve veterans in having equal access and fair quality of healthcare within their population group and as a product of societal obligation to provide care for them. Keywords: veterans, Veteran Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, H.R. 3230, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act of 2014, Clay Hunt SAV Act, Justice as Fairness, vulnerable population, healthcare disparities, healthcare reform, social justice Healthcare has been a long standing battle for the United States. The need to provide access
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