Biden: Administration Won’t Rest Until VA Problems Are Fixed

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Speaking to veterans gathered at the Veteran of Foreign Wars national conference today, Vice President Joe Biden says the administration hasn’t forgotten about the crisis at VA medical facilities.

Biden says there’s still a lot that’s broken at the VA.

“Know thiswe will not rest until it gets fixed,” he says.

Biden also said the country has learned that there are “many, many” things that must be done to fix the VA.

“I want to thank the VFW and every other veterans organization for weighing in and insisting that there be no compromise,” he says.

Biden promised that we will soon hear specifics from acting VA secretary Sloan Gibson.

Gibson took over in May, after outrage over treatment delays and other problems at VA facilities.

Tomorrow, acting VA secretary Sloan Gibson will speak at the VFW conference and then take a tour of the facilities at John Cochran Medical Center.

The St. Louis facility has been the subject of scrutiny after a federal whistleblower, former chief of psychiatry Dr. Jose Mathews, spoke out. Mathews said psychiatrists and psychologists were seeing too few patients, adding to long wait times for veterans. The VA has said it is investigating the claim.

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One Comment

  1. Ben says:

    It’s hard to believe him. They really haven’t done a single thing to fix the VA to date, yet vets are still in need of care ever single day.

  2. jasper2489 says:

    Reblogged this on The Last Full Measure and commented:
    Hopefully the administration actually does something. Not just talk.

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