History[ edit ] The first Federal agency to provide medical care to veterans was the Naval Home in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania. The home was created in and was followed by the creation of Soldiers Home in and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in These homes were initially intended to be room and board for disabled veterans.
Veterans Health Administration scandal of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search A Veterans Affairs veteran identification card with information redacted The Veterans Health Administration scandal of is a reported pattern of negligence in the treatment of United States military veterans.
Critics charged that patients at the VHA hospitals had not met the target of getting an appointment within 14 days.
In some hospitals, the staff falsified appointment records to appear to meet the day target. Some patients died while they were on the waiting list; reports differ about whether they died because of the delay.
Defenders agreed that it was unacceptable to falsify data, but the day target was unrealistic in understaffed facilities like Phoenix, and most private insurers did not meet a day target either.
By most measures, the VHA system provides "excellent care at low cost," wrote Paul Krugmanwho believes that the attack on the VHA system are motivated by conservatives who want to discredit a government program that works well.
Conservative legislators have proposed privatizing the VHA, and legislative reforms will make it easier for veterans to go to private doctors. By June 5,Veterans Affairs internal investigations had identified 35 veterans who had died while waiting for care in the Phoenix VHA system.VA offers Veterans a wealth of resources to improve their lives.
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