When the VA isn't leaving veterans to die waiting in line for healthcare at hospitals across the country, the disastrous system is declaring veterans who are alive and well...dead.
VA officials are now admitting the agency declared more than 4,000 living veterans, dead, cutting off their benefits. Navy Veteran Mike Rieker from Florida is one of them.
"The system failed, whatever they're doing doesn't work. It was supposed to be corrected and of course it wasn't," Rieker told Fox and Friends during a recent interview. "Things move at the speed of darkness at the VA."
"One of my biggest concerns is that there are a lot of people who don't know who to contact [when benefits are cut off]," Rieker, who was able to get his benefits back with help from a Congressman, continued. "You call the VA and they say, 'We'll investigate it,' and who knows how long that takes."
I'll leave you with this:
Principi: VA funding has grown by nearly 86 percent from 2009; the agency’s fiscal year 2017 budget request is for $182.3 billion.— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) May 27, 2016