Veterans Groups Warn VA Needs Increased Budget To Meet Needs

The Washington Times (1/16, Klimas) reports veterans groups “warned Thursday that the Choice Card program…is not a long-term fix for the VA’s poor services” and “told lawmakers to boost the department’s budget” to allow the hiring of additional staff and acquiring of “a new scheduling system to prevent another waiting list scandal.” Four “of the top veterans service organizations” released a report indicating that the VA needs an additional $2 billion in 2015 to meet demand. Carl Blake, of Paralyzed Veterans of America, said, “We don’t believe sufficient resources have been devoted to the VA health care system.”

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— “Veterans advocates push for more funding for VA,” Jacqueline Klimas, Washington Times, January 15, 2015.

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