VA Delves Deeper Into $54M Spent On Prosthetic Limbs
Warning signs were raised after officials noticed that each purchase cost for $24,999, one dollar below the purchase card spending limit. Elsewhere, Iowans try to help veterans adjust to civilian life.
The Washington Post:
The Mysterious Case Of $54 Million VA Spent On Prosthetics In $24,999 Payments
The payments couldn’t help but catch the attention of the top procurement official at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Employees in the purchasing department of a VA hospital in the Bronx, N.Y., had used government purchase cards like credit cards at least 2,000 times to buy prosthetic legs and arms for veterans. (Rein, 6/16)
The Des Moines Register:
Soldier's Survivors Seek To Help Troubled Veterans
The parents of an Iowa National Guard veteran who committed suicide are helping organize an event Saturday at the Statehouse to encourage other troubled vets to seek help. Dillion Naslund of Galva took his own life in December 2012. His parents, Lisa and Jeff Naslund, said he apparently was overwhelmed by anxiety from what he'd seen in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Leys, 6/15)