Fox 16 reports on a local veteran who reported a long wait to schedule an appointment to see a doctor at the local VA clinics. It’s anecdotal, as was a similar story told to me yesterday about another veteran.
Still. I trust that the revived effort to examine VA shortcomings will include a system-wide review — and report — on delivery of services everywhere. I expect to find what the New York Times suggested earlier this week: A system overwhelmed by an increasing patient load from a decade of war without adequate staff. Nothing that a lot of money can’t fix. The budget hawks in Congress wouldn’t deprive veterans in the name of ideology, would they?