Louisiana District Director Wyatt Lobrano attended the local Lions Club meeting on Thursday to discuss the future of Veterans' Affairs health care.
Lobrano said with Veterans' Affairs, veterans have to get health care through the VA, explaining that there are not always options locally. Lobrano said that is something needing change, to create more options for veterans in need of health care.
"What we believe will change, away from building new infrastructure, would be allowing people to get access to health care in more locations," he said.
Lobrano said the head of Veterans' Affairs was forced to resign two weeks ago.
"What veterans need now is decentralized health care and electronic health records," he said. "We need to maintain control, so more veterans have access to more options."
The VA is a necessary institution, and right now, veterans are at the mercy of the VA, Lobrano said.