In wake of news of long waiting lists, veterans discuss post-war care
Allegations came to the surface late last month that an Arizona VA hospital was keeping a “secret waitlist” to place a veil over extremely lengthy wait times that prevent veterans from getting medical attention and care. The VA is now under investigation by the inspector general. Veterans Affairs Director Eric Shinseki has shared his frustration about the alleged waitlist. The news came closer to home last week when a whistleblower claimed the same practice takes place at suburban Maywood Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital. Illinois Veterans Affairs Director Erica Borggren and Wounded Warriors’ Joe Franzese, both veterans, explain what hurdles veterans face when getting care.
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