Miller Statement on Latest VA Scandals

Miller Statement on Latest VA Scandals
After new scandals surfaced at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center as well as the Tomah, Wis., VA Medical Center, Chairman Jeff Miller released the below statement: 

“More than two years after the biggest scandal in VA history, the department’s problems remain on full display. In Washington, more than 2,000 veterans who asked VA for help fell through the cracks, including three who died before being contacted by VA. And in Tomah, Wis., nearly 600 veterans may have been infected with Hepatitis or HIV due to shoddy sterilization procedures. Under VA’s broken civil-service system, not a single employee has been seriously held accountable for these egregious instances of botched care, according to VA records. And until VA leaders get behind commonsense accountability legislation – such as the House-passed VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act – VA’s problems will only continue.”  – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

 

Related

Administrative Summary of Investigation, VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

VA Office of Inspector General

Nov. 29, 2016

 

Tomah VA: Veterans could have been infected with Hepatitis, HIV

NBC, Eau Claire, Wis.

Nov. 29, 2016

 

In Bipartisan Vote, House Passes VA Accountability, Appeals Reform

Veterans.House.Gov

Sept. 14, 2016
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/miller-statement-latest-va-scandals


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