The V.A. Disaster! Veterans are still dying!

The V.A. Disaster! Veterans are still dying!
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Phoenix hospital at center of VA scandal ranked among nation’s worst!

Now that President Trump is in office, I am eager to see if and how he keeps his campaign promise to fix the abomination that is Veterans Healthcare.

For years I have been reporting on the complete failure of the V.A. en masse’ and have been praying for something to be done to help my Brother and Sister Veterans get the care they need.

Fox News just did an article about the Phoenix VA and what a horrific shambles that hell hole is in.

Fox News Reports:

Three years after at least 35 veterans died waiting for care at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, sparking a firestorm of demands for reform across the nation, the facility has been ranked one of the nation’s worst — and whistle-blowers are frustrated.

Some 89,000 veterans are directed to seek medical care through the Phoenix VA, but the care the government facility provides was awarded the lowest rating, just 1 of 5 points, in a recent internal VA administration evaluation. The annual “Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning” report compared all VA medical centers to each other and its own previous performance.

“This is ground zero here in Phoenix, Ariz. It is a cesspool. It’s the worst example of VA health care in the United States — period,” said Brandon Coleman about problems at the VA in Phoenix. Coleman was one of the original whistle-blowers in the scandal, but he no longer works there.

“After the scandal hit in 2014, money poured into this place like there was no tomorrow. The annual budget was increased more than $100 million per year and yet wait times continue to get worse. Veterans continue to die,” he said.” (Read More)

So far, President Trump has been keeping his campaign promises. I know he has a lot on his plate, but the VA situation should be a top priority in my mind. Only time will tell.

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Spike Bowan is the Pittsburgh based Actor/Director/ Author/ Creator of the Alternate History Genre/Fiction saga “War in the Backyard”.
Spike is a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served with the Marines as an 8404 FMF Corpsman. He began writing after his time in the service as a means of relaxation and found out that he didn’t suck at it