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Sen. Paul Issues Letter to Acting VA Secretary Seeking Answers on Kentucky Veterans' Health Care

May 30, 2014 in Politics & Elections

Sen. Rand Paul today issued the following letter to the Acting Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs Sloan Gibson inquiring about the quality of care for veterans in Kentucky. In the letter, Sen. Paul asks Acting Sec. Gibson to provide the results of any reviews of facilities providing care to Kentucky veterans, as well as any information regarding the timeliness, quality of care, and potential abuses of the electronic wait list system.
‘We know that the problems at the Department of Veteran Affairs are deeper than any one resignation or firing can fix,’ said Sen. Paul. ‘This is a systemic failure and Kentuckians deserve to know the full extent of the abuses.’
The text of the letter can be found below:

LETTER TEXT

May 30, 2014

The Honorable Sloan Gibson
Acting Secretary
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20420

Dear Acting Secretary Gibson:

I am writing to you today regarding the quality of care for veterans in Kentucky. As you know, an internal review of Department performance has found some misconduct in nearly two-thirds of VA facilities, and thousands of veterans across the country have been impacted by long wait-times that were covered up by the Veterans’ Hospital Administration officials.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is blessed to have more than 390,000 veterans residing within its borders. I want to make sure the same problems that occurred in Arizona, are not also affecting the veterans of my state. Our veterans have served this nation unselfishly and have sacrificed a great deal in doing so. We have an obligation to provide both effective and timely care to those who have served us.
At this point all reviews of problems in the VHA indicate that the mismanagement and neglect at the Phoenix VA Health System are not an isolated incident, but rather a systemic problem at VA facilities across the nation. I have heard complaints from many veterans in Kentucky that they have also been facing lengthy delays in obtaining appointments, have not been able to access healthcare in a timely manner, and have expressed grave concerns over the quality of medical care provided while attempting to receive care from the various facilities that provide services to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
I am requesting that you provide my office with the results of any reviews of facilities providing care to Kentucky veterans, as well as information regarding the timeliness, quality of care and potential abuses of the …read more

Source: RAND PAUL

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