Its always great when someone on tv can make a difference to a great big segment of the population by bringing an issue to the public’s eye.
Here’s the Article: Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ Segment Leads To Huge Change For Veterans
“The Daily Show” has just made a huge difference in the lives of veterans, helping many gain access to a program they were unfairly kept from using.
The Choice Program, which was put in place to speed access to medical care after it was revealed that some patients had been waiting months for treatment, allows veterans who live far from VA facilities to get out-of-network care closer to home.
The problem? To be eligible, you have to live 40 miles from the nearest VA facility using “as-the-crow-flies” miles.
“Because that is the least-meaningful way to judge how hard it is to get somewhere for non-crows,” Stewart said on Monday night’s “Daily Show” as he highlighted the struggles of some veterans to obtain the health care they needed.