Kansas City Veterans Speak Out Tonight
Important Kansas City conversation tonight looks at the tragic consequences of the old and busted government aspect of the medial industrial complex . . .
KCUR: Veterans Say Long Wait Times Are Just Part Of The Problem At VA
KSHB: Vets unload on VA over substandard care
"About 100 people attended the Veterans of Foreign Wars-sponsored meeting at the Uptown Theater to share their experiences at Kansas City-area VA hospitals. Some veterans praised the care they receive there. But many others say lost records, denied claims and policy changes are the norm.
The meeting comes as an investigation into long wait times at a Phoenix VA hospital has brought into sharp focus problems at facilities across the country – problems veterans and their families say aren't new. A report released Monday says at least 188 veterans enrolled at the Kansas City VA Medical Center in the last 10 years never received care.
“We’ve been talking about this for the 40 years I’ve been active in the VFW,” says John Hamilton, VFW Adjunct General. “The stories I hear today I heard when I was a young marine sergeant many years ago.”"
Thinking about this right now . . . More in a bit . . .