Problems for veterans dealing with the VA

November 11, 2009

“Stressed” is “Desserts” Spelled Backwards!

This article discusses, from a first hand view, the problems veterans of all ages are having these days when dealing with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Many men and women who have selflessly served our country are turned away for countless procedures on a daily basis.  Denied coverage and sent on wild goose chases when attempting to get to the root of the problem.
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One Response to “Problems for veterans dealing with the VA”

  1. Tully said

    As a nurse in public hospital, I have seen first hand the ineptitude of the VA hospitals. Recently, I cared for a Vietnam veteran who went to the VA for a simple procedure, which was botched horribly. The veteran was discharged from the VA hospital with a poorly healing wound and an abnormally high white count. He came to public hospital a day after being discharged from the VA. He had developed pneumonia and his wound was grossly infected, he was not currently on any antibiotics and neglect was evident. He was so weak and sick when I got him, that he was unable to speak. He had to have several days of IV antibiotics and two units of blood before he starting feeling better. When I finally got to have a conversation with him, he spoke about how disappointed he was with the VA. It hurt me to see him so sad, he had trusted the VA to provide him with good care. I hope the VA will get better and started treating veterans with the respect and gratitude they deserve.

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