A new commercial featuring Veterans using telehealth began airing on national television this week as a part of a new partnership between T-Mobile* and VA. The ad, which highlights Veterans using VA Video Connect without incurring data charges, exemplifies the public-private partnerships VA has developed to increase access to care for Veterans.
Bruce Grammer, a Marine Sergeant and Purple Heart recipient who served in Vietnam, and his wife Lynne, started using VA Video Connect 3 years ago to keep up with health care teams on a regular basis. The couple is featured alongside 2 other Veterans from California and Virginia.
“We live 20 miles from the closest loaf of bread, and 75 miles from the closest VA Medical Center,” said Lynne Van Dyke-Grammer. “I have no doubt that Bruce would not have sought out the proper health care if he was unable to do it from the comfort of our own home. Telehealth has made all the difference in the world.”
The T-Mobile commercials are scheduled to air in cinema and on television from May 1 to May 31. To learn more, read this VAntage Point blog.