Chairman Miller Statement on VA Pending Backlog
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Miller released the following statement regarding allegations that more than 238,000 veterans died awaiting VA care.
“During last year’s investigation into data manipulation and wait time delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs uncovered evidence of related problems at the Health Eligibility Center (HEC) in Atlanta. At my request, VA OIG opened an investigation into the HEC. Today’s troubling news highlights VA’s ongoing mismanagement and calls into question VA’s ability to adequately care for our nation’s veterans and I look forward to the OIG’s report so we can address this problem head-on. No veteran should ever fall through the cracks when attempting to receive the care they have earned.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
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