25 Jun '14, 1pm

Five questions: Montel Williams talks about supporting vets | Military Times

Navy and Marine Corps veteran Montel Williams is mad as hell that veterans are dying while waiting to be seen at Veterans Affairs Department medical facilities — mad enough to wage a social media campaign to get President Obama to fix VA. Williams has launched a petition to the White House calling for Obama to give VA and other responsible agencies 90 days to clear the backlog of veterans waiting for care. The petition also asks Obama to open other federal medical facilities to veterans and to consider appointing Kenneth Fisher, chairman of Fisher House Foundation Inc., as the next VA secretary. “As the problems at the VA mount by the day, what is clear is that we have no idea what full scope of the problem is much less how to fix it,” the petition says. “We cannot wait for a gridlocked Congress. Mr. President, we need a Surge for the VA Today. Let this be part of your leg...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140625/NEWS/306250...

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