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Vets deserve better care

Posted 5/13/14

 

Editor,

 

The Veterans Administration has been caught with its pants down. VA Medical Centers all across the country are under investigation, a scandal that should not have happened.

 

Forty-plus veterans died …

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Vets deserve better care

Posted

Editor,

 

The Veterans Administration has been caught with its pants down. VA Medical Centers all across the country are under investigation, a scandal that should not have happened.

 

Forty-plus veterans died while waiting up to 21 months to be seen by specialist doctors for various life threatening  illness’ at the VAMC Phoenix, Ariz. More deaths are also reported at other VAMC’s  nationwide. This is blatant  mismanagement, if not criminal, under the supposedly watchful eye of  VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. 

 

Military veterans organization are calling for the secretary to be fired and prosecuted for mismanagement and answer for these untimely deaths.  

 

The U.S. Inspector General has been directed to conduct an investigation into the allegations brought upon the VA. 

Veterans are treated like a piece of meat. Often they are handed pills, narcotics for pain and antidepressants to calm them down and shoved out the door. Medically this sort of action solves nothing. Is this proper care for our veterans at VA hospitals? I think not.  

 

The American people should demand our Congress to step in and stop the atrocities that take place at VA Medical Centers. Demand our veterans be properly cared for. They gave their all for our country – we now need to give our all to them.  

          John J. Bury, U.S. Navy, retired

                     Media, Delaware County