CVA’s Statement on President Obama’s Remarks to Disabled American Veterans
President Obama Has Failed To Reform and Fix The VA
(Arlington, VA) Concerned Veterans for America’s (CVA) Vice President of Policy and Communications Dan Caldwell issued the following statement on behalf of CVA in response to President Obama’s remarks to the annual convention of Disabled American Veterans:
“President Obama has failed to reform and fix the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and many of the long-term institutional problems that have plagued the department for decades have only gotten worse under his watch. Despite claims to the contrary in his speech, access to VA health care has not improved under President Obama. In fact, according to the VA’s own data, wait times for hundreds of thousands of veterans have actually increased since the VA wait list scandal began two years ago – despite the billions of dollars in additional funding and thousands of new VA employees that President Obama touted in his speech. In addition, President Obama’s administration failed to eliminate the VA disability claims back log – despite years of promises from him to do so.
“Veterans should not expect much improvement at the VA for the remainder of President Obama’s time in office. It is CVA’s hope that the next president – whoever that is – embraces a vision of VA reform which will fundamentally transform the VA into an institution that better delivers health care and other benefits to our veterans.”
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