Officials at St. Louis’ John Cochran VA Hospital can expect some tough questions this morning, as Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt meets with them about allegations of inadequate mental health care.
On Memorial Day, local military veterans also had the opportunity to discuss the current VA health care scandal with friends and former comrades.
26th annual Salute to Veterans in Columbia, Missouri, this Memorial Day weekend is one of the largest events of its kind.
That’s according to a new, unscientific survey of 352 Missouri vets, conducted by Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
With the investigation into problems at the VA hospital in Phoenix now underway, Missouri lawmakers are asking the Obama administration to look at allegations of delays in mental health treatment in St. Louis.
Veterans seeking help for mental health problems are being told to wait—sometimes a month or more—before seeing a psychiatrist at the VA medical center in St. Louis.
While the outrage continues over the secret waiting list at the VA Hospital in Phoenix, local veterans are apparently happy with the treatment they’re getting from the VA facilities in the St. Louis area.
Since their inception in 2009, Honor Flight has flown more than 1,000 local veterans up to D.C.
The campus would offer 29 temporary beds for veterans seeking services from Welcome Home and 25 one-bedroom apartments for veterans who receive housing vouchers from the government.
A Missouri House bill would require the state lottery to create a separate lottery ticket to fund veterans’ programs.