The Senate passed a bill to protect veterans and give them easier access to healthcare but only after comedian Jon Stewart threw an absolute fit about it.
The bill was blocked last week by Senate Republicans that had some budgetary concerns that they did not have when they passed it the first time. Stewart lost his mind and threw the entire weight of his celebrity behind this bill because this is a cause he has strapped his wagon to unequivocally. The Senate put those concerns aside and passed the damn thing.
The bill will allow veterans who are ill and wounded from their service to access more extensive and accessible healthcare than was previously the case. Many of these veterans were exposed to dangerous toxins such as burn pits and agent orange and are suffering from lasting health repercussions. Helping them with basic health coverage is literally the least we can do and the last thing we should be trying to cut corners on.