CVA Hosting Town Hall in Winter Park March 17 to Discuss VA Manipulation of Wait Lists
Arlington, Va.– Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) will host “Our VA: An Awareness Town Hall” Thursday, March 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Winter Park in Winter Park, Fla.
Dan Caldwell, CVA’s vice president of political and legislative action, CVA Communications Director Peter Gaytan, and CVA Florida State Director Diego Echeverri will join local veterans to talk about the recently released wait list investigation report which found that officials at the Orlando and Daytona Beach VA facilities manipulated wait lists and delayed veterans’ access to care.
Veterans will be invited to share their experiences dealing with the department, and engage in a discussion about the need for true reform and accountability at the VA and what they can do to get involved.
Caldwell issued the following statement regarding the report:
“This report, along with numerous others from across the country, confirms what many have long suspected: the practice of manipulating patient wait times was not just limited to the Phoenix VA. Instead, this behavior has been consistent across the agency for years.
“The malpractice in Orlando and Daytona Beach illustrates the need for more accountability at the VA, and more choice for veterans in making their decisions about where to receive care. The VA has refused to embrace reforms that would advance accountability and choice, and veterans are the ones paying for it.”
It has been nearly two years since it was revealed that veterans were placed on secret waiting lists at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals around the country — resulting in delayed care that, in some cases, led to veterans’ deaths.
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