President Obama: “Every single day, there are people working in the VA who do outstanding work and put everything they’ve got into making sure that our Veterans get the care, benefits, and services that they need.”
Who are under constant attack by, especially conservative lawmakers, the Representatives of the people who hired them, and those people like that, in hearings, in the press and the press, high paid taking heads love them tax cuts that came with these wars, continues the attacks, in the conservative veterans ranks and established, reactive never proactive, veterans organizations, conservative leaderships, as well, instead of doing their jobs, it's easier. Long time under funded as wars are cheered on with flags waving patriotism. Long ignored issues, way way too many and now being addressed finally under this present VA, by Veterans especially after returning from our wars, because it costs Sacrifice from the great majority served so their reps don't demand that Sacrifice, they like it that way. Free wars, these two present ones have yet to be paid for, and condemnation of Veterans, slackers and free loaders and more, when they seek the help promised by the Country. Decades long under funded agency, people served responsibility, that causes costly problems, in more ways then just from the treasury, thousands die while waiting for the promises, with the dedicated, no politics or self enrichment from most, brought to their dedication to the tasks they perform and are easy targets as well for those seeking to privatize government for corporate profits from the treasury and added fee's joining the numerous problems and greed found in that private sector!
May 22, 2014 - Fellow Veterans and Family Members,
After 38 years in The Army, I am now honored and privileged to serve as your Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA remains committed to providing the high quality benefits you have earned and deserve.
Allegations of VA employees’ misconduct have surfaced over the last several weeks, beginning with scheduling delays at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. As I testified before Congress on May 15, I take any allegations about patient safety or employee misconduct very seriously. The reports of Veterans’ negative experiences while seeking VA care are of great personal concern to me. I fully agree with President Obama’s statement on May 21, 2014: “If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful . . . .”
In response to these allegations at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and a number of other facilities, the VA Office of Inspector General is conducting a comprehensive, independent review. In addition to the IG’s independent review, I ordered the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to conduct a nationwide audit of all other major VA healthcare facilities to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, our appointment policy. That audit is being conducted now by more than two hundred senior VHA staff. All teams are independent of the facilities they are visiting. You and your families deserve to have full faith in your VA, and we intend to earn it every day.
As President Obama made clear to the American people May 21, 2014, “Every single day, there are people working in the VA who do outstanding work and put everything they’ve got into making sure that our Veterans get the care, benefits, and services that they need.” read more>>>