LETTER: More to the VA story? | PostIndependent.com

LETTER: More to the VA story?

You may have just received an update from Rep. Scott Tipton, decrying the VA problems. Here is part of his email:

“The way veterans have been treated by the VA is an outrage and a failure by our government to honor its commitment. Across the nation, nearly 350,000 veterans who have filed disability claims with the VA are waiting longer than 125 days to receive their benefits.

Suspecting there was more to this story than Mr. Tipton’s side, I found this from Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Republicans in February blocked important legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders to improve veterans’ access to health care among other things. Only two Republicans, Sens. Dean Heller and Jerry Moran, voted for the veterans benefits bill, which was endorsed by every major veterans organization.” More at: http://tinyurl.com/mde6c5q

Jan Girardot

Glenwood Springs

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