I think the problem is that NOT all veterans whio use the VA (alleged) healthcare system are being notified. As I look into this, it appears that those of us who go there for annual physicals and flu shots aren't being singled out, but those who may have the misfortune to be exposed to the VA's mental health practitioners are at risk.
I do recall that, even though I go in every six months for blood work and a physical, the doctor does ask some seemingly innocuous questions about how things are going at home, any serious concerns, any instances of feeling depressed, yada yada.
I'm coming to realize that those seemingly innocuous questions could have serious consequences down the road. Fortunately, my married life is happy and stable so I don't have to lie in response to those questions. Should my situation change, I would have no qualms about continuing the provide the same answers.