Veterans Face Transportation Barriers When Seeking VA Health Care
Meanwhile, an inspector general report finds “serious” problems with enrollment data among the wider Department of Veterans Affairs issues delaying care.
Time-Consuming Trip To And From New VA Hospital
Floridians depend on cars to get just about anywhere. And getting to the doctor without one can be tough. Orlando resident David Williams knows this reality well, especially since the brand new Orlando VA Medical Center moved from the downtown core to the suburbs. (Aboraya, 9/3)
IG Report: 300,000 Vets Died While Waiting For Health Care At VA
More than 300,000 American military veterans likely died while waiting for health care -- and nearly twice as many are still waiting -- according to a new Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report. The IG report says “serious” problems with enrollment data are making it impossible to determine exactly how many veterans are actively seeking health care from the VA, and how many were. For example, “data limitations” prevent investigators from determining how many now-deceased veterans applied for health care benefits or when. (9/3)