Our veterans are going to VA hospitals with important healthcare needs, hoping to be treated according to the high standards of care promised to them, but instead more and more of them are finding themselves on the receiving end of preventable mistakes. Not only are veterans sitting on lists waiting for care, they’re likely wondering whether they can expect some type of “mistake” to occur once they get in.
Video has emerged, shot from the wheelchair of an unidentified veteran patient, showing empty hallways and nursing stations that reportedly remain vacant for hours. Sean Higgins, a VA whistleblower from the same hospital, revealed that this is not only a regular occurrence, but also an illegal one:
By Phil Hegseth | Thursday, August 27th 2015
The VA backed Congress into a corner by demanding more money and threatening not only to shut down hospitals, but also withhold the distribution of essential drugs to the veterans who needed them. The VA used the only tool that it has – veterans’ care – to dupe Congress into giving it more money.
By Phil Hegseth | Tuesday, August 25th 2015
Not only were they shredding mail that officials had taken the time to read – this was also UNOPENED mail. Instead of taking the time to read the letters veterans had taken the time to write and send, the LA VA was sending those letters from the VA mailbox straight to the shredder.
By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, August 19th 2015
f you think this story is just about a “glitch,” you’re mistaken. It’s about the plight of every service man and woman who raised his or her right hand in defense of our way of life, and our work to get them the health care they have earned. It’s a reminder of why we do what we do.