A Veterans Administration report that was leaked has some horrific statistics about the treatment our veterans receive. About one of every three veterans dies waiting for healthcare approval. The report was leaked to the Huffington Post by a VA whistleblower.
Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA’s Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta and a past whistleblower on the VA’s failings, provided HuffPost with an April 2015 report titled “Analysis of Death Services,” which reviews the accuracy of the VA’s veteran death records. The report was conducted by staffers in the VA Health Eligibility Center and the VA Office of Analytics.
Flip to page 13 and you’ll see some stark numbers. As of April, there were 847,822 veterans listed as pending for enrollment in VA health care. Of those, 238,657 are now deceased, meaning they died after they applied for, but never got, health care.
The Obama Administration made it a priority for Bradley Manning to get a taxpayer funded sex change while Vietnam veteran Doug Chase didn’t get an appointment for his brain tumor until two years after he died.
Even after the press highlighted the lack of timely care many veterans have received, there has been little action. The Mental Recession reports, Democrats like Nancy Pelosi feel hundreds of thousands of veterans dying while awaiting care doesn’t amount to a scandal.
Why do you think the Democrats seem to be focusing more on sex change operations than medical emergencies facing our veterans? Please comment below.
H/T: Mental Recession