The Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs believes over 300,000 veterans may have died while waiting for approval to receive health care from the VA. The Denver VA debacle isn’t the only one, as the Army Corps of Engineers finds ridiculous reasons for budget overruns and cost delays plague other VA hospital projects too. The VA has a new head of the Veterans Health Administration who’s detailing his agenda for the first time. And the head of the Veterans Benefits Administration claims a huge success in dealing with the backlog of cases in her organization. I talked about all of these issues on The John Batchelor Show last night (my interview starts at about 19:10 into the audio file).
(chart courtesy US Department of Veterans Affairs)