There`s a sad story coming out of Arizona. Forty veterans have reportedly died waiting for Veteran Affairs hospitals to treat their ailments.
Whistleblowers inside V.A. hospitals claim secret lists were created to hide the fact that these vets were waiting months before seeing a doctor. Important documents were destroyed, they claim, and our service men and women are being forgotten.
The delay in treatment is stirring up big trouble in Washington. The White House says President Obama is “madder than hell.”
“If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable. It is disgraceful and I will not tolerate it. Period,’ said Obama.
With questions being raised over the deadly delay, we asked some of our local veterans to share their experiences with the V.A.
“Some of the records that I had have come up missing I don’t know if they’ve been shredded or what’s going on, but I know that the V.A. has people right here in the Dallas Metroplex area that have been waiting for years,” said Obie Williams, Jr.
“I think it`s a hidden agenda somewhere along the lines that they don’t want to issue out the payments for the veterans for protecting this country,” said Tony Clark.
“You’d like to think that things like that don’t happen, but they do happen. This is the real world, people do things to get the burden off themselves and make things easier on themselves. Maybe stuff like that can happen,” said J.C. Morris.
Well, even if it can happen, it’s something that shouldn’t. This is one time playing the waiting game is unacceptable, folks.