VFW LEGISLATIVE ALERT: JOIN VFW FOR SENATE HEARING ON VA HEALTH CARE PROBLEMS
Contact your legislators today
May 14, 2014
Thursday, your VFW will testify before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
about ongoing allegations of veterans dying waiting for VA health care, calling
for leadership accountability and proper resources for VA health care. In
advance of the hearing, we need you to email your legislators and tell them
that this is a serious issue that demands serious attention, and not politics
from Congress. Contact your
legislators here. If you are in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C.,
or Maryland on Thursday, come to Capitol Hill and join your fellow VFW members
in calling for accountability in the VA health care system.
the news broke that as many as 40 veterans waiting for appointments may have
died in the Phoenix VA health care system alone, neither VA nor Congress has
been forthright with the American people about what actually happened in
Phoenix and who is responsible. Moreover, new allegations seem to come out
every day about VA facilities across the country fudging the numbers on
appointment wait times and failing to deliver timely care to veterans.
an effort to better understand the VA care climate, VFW encouraged members to
call the 1-800-VFW-1899 helpline to share their experiences. Hundreds of
veterans responded, raising concerns at VA facilities coast to coast, most
often reaffirming unreasonable wait times, improper protocols, and inadequate
staffing, and insufficient care delivery.
your legislators today and tell them that veterans deserve better, and if you
are in the Washington, D.C.-area, join us on Thursday on Capitol Hill.
What: Senate Veterans
Affairs Committee Hearing on VA Health Care
When: Thursday, May
15, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Where: Dirksen Senate
Office Building, Room 106
Dirksen Senate Office Building is open to the public, but visitors will be
subject to airport-style security screening to enter the building.
If you cannot join the VFW on Thursday, tune in
online via the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee website by clicking here: http://www.veterans.senate.gov/hearings/the-state-of-va-health-care-051514
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