25 Apr '12, 11pm

IAVA #vets demand accountability as @DeptVetAffairs' underreports mental health care delays. Our statement:

IAVA #vets demand accountability as @DeptVetAffairs' underreports mental health care delays. Our statement:

“Right now, the VA is facing a serious gap in trust and leadership. Our veterans deserve accountability from the top down. Only half of IAVA members recently surveyed think that the VA is doing a good job of reaching out to troops and veterans about mental health injuries and care. We hear frequently from IAVA members across social media about the bureaucratic delays that they face—and how they’re just giving up. Meanwhile, VA Secretary Shinseki has yet to come forward to publicly address this crisis of confidence. It’s absolutely critical that he and VA leadership work quickly and effectively to rebuild this trust. But IAVA can’t be the only loud voice on this issue, and our community needs to see bold action and accountability from the President too. All veterans deserve a dynamic 21st century VA system that is responsive to their needs from the day they get home from wa...

Full article: http://iava.org/press-room/press-releases/iava-demands-ac...

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