09 May '12, 8pm

Oakland, Houston, Waco and a blistering IG report? Vets need action not excuses, @DeptVetAffairs. @IAVA's statement:

Oakland, Houston, Waco and a blistering IG report? Vets need action not excuses, @DeptVetAffairs. @IAVA's statement:



“Secretary Shinseki told Congress this week that the VA is currently stuck in a ‘react cycle’ when it comes to mental health care--but he failed to outline a plan to break that cycle. IAVA members expected to hear concrete specifics from him and his staff addressing the systemic failures recently exposed in the Inspector General’s report and at the Oakland VA. Instead, we heard excuses about budget issues, planning and changes in PTSD requirements. After ten years of war, new veterans and their families deserve answers and transparency. Cutting edge organizations in every sector are able to anticipate their growth needs and plan ahead. There is no excuse why the VA cannot do the same. The VA not only failed to meet standards of care, but it failed to accurately report metrics - how can Congress or other partners help the VA if its data can’t be trusted? IAVA members and ...

Full article: http://iava.org/press-room/press-releases/va-evades-blame...

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