Congressman: House passed 43 VA reform bills, but there's more work to do

Friday, 10 November 2017, 02:30:08 AM. We're making bipartisan progress to fix the VA. But several steps remain to restore our veterans' trust in the system.
Congressman: We're making bipartisan progress to fix the VA. But several steps remain to restore our veterans' trust in the system. Editor's note: A previous version of this column contained a lower number of reform bills the House passed.  Serving in the Armed Forces requires sacrifices large and small – time away from family and friends, physical and emotional well-being, and for some, the ultimate sacrifice. In exchange, our nation is committed to providing our veterans and their families care and treatment in recognition of those sacrifices. We promise our veterans health care and additional services through the Veterans Administration. Many who work at the VA do an excellent job and are committed to providing quality care. Unfortunately, a lack of accountability and oversight has led to a plague of poor care for our veterans. This epidemic has spread to all levels of the agency. Some of the VA’s employees are uncaring and apathetic. Legislative and executive branch investigations have uncovered the true gravity of the situation through courageous whistleblowers. Meanwhile, the number of underserved veterans has continued to mount.   Stacy Garnett, 38, Washington, D.C., Army. Garnett says she stayed away from the VA for years, even before the national scandal, because of horror stories among veterans returning from Iraq-Afghanistan. But she finally gave it a try, and was surprised. "Once you get in there and see a doctor, exceptional. But it's a struggle ... parking's a...Read more
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