VFW Wants Accurate Reports From Vets on VA Health Care

The VFW hall in Bushnell, Illinois.

The VFW hall in Bushnell, Illinois. Flickr user toby_d1

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars wants to “separate truth from conjecture” in the wake of numerous reports of poor treatment in Veterans Affairs hospitals. An April 30 CNN story reported that the Phoenix VA hospital created a “secret” waitlist of 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans who were forced to wait months for treatment, including some 40 patients who died waiting.

“Recent allegations about improper care in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and elsewhere have made it difficult to separate truth from conjecture,” VFW National Commander William Thien said in a press release. “We need to hear real life stories, good or bad, not hearsay. Only then can we hold VA officials properly accountable for their actions or inactions.” 

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