Michigan Congressman Says Problems with VA Greater Than Thought
The problem with the Veterans Administration was said to be “systemic” but now numbers indicate just how much of a problem there really is. And the problems could be much greater than anyone expected.
The Lansing State Journal is reporting that at least three facilities in Michigan are being investigated as part of a probe into long patient wait times and questionable scheduling practices. The VA centers in Ann Arbor, Lansing and Muskegon are among the 112 facilities flagged for further study. There are 700 such clinics nationwide.
But at least one Michigan congressman says the problems could be a lot worse than first thought and action must be taken now.
Congressman Bill Huizenga, a Republican from Holland, commented this morning on the Steve Gruber Show with Jo Anne Paul and guest host Terry Stanton, that an internal check released this week has found troubling results in more than half of the clinics in the country.
That same audit also found at least 57,000 veterans waited months to get appointments for treatment, while more than 60,000 others never even received an appointment at all. The average wait time in Michigan was listed as three weeks, although, questions are now coming on whether that stat is accurate.
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