Bernie Sanders: Veterans Care is a Moral Responsibility

0
597
U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, gestures as he speaks at the Californi Democrats State Convention in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Sanders called on Democrats to work together to stop what he calls the GOP's attack on the middle class.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, gestures as he speaks at the Californi Democrats State Convention in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, April 30, 2011. Sanders called on Democrats to work together to stop what he calls the GOP’s attack on the middle class.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

On Sunday morning, Bernie Sanders addressed the Veterans’ Affairs scandals during an interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” During the six-minute segment, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate made it clear that he believes taking care of military veterans is a high priority. He outlined plans to address long wait times and hinted at criminal prosecution for those who falsified documents and “gamed” the system.

 The Veterans Affairs Administration has been under fire for long wait times and falsified documents claiming veterans received care when they did not. A CNN report in September claims that up to 307,000 veterans may have died while waiting for their applications for care to be processed. The VA’s inspector general discovered that in one case, one veteran’s application had been in “pending” status from 1998 until 2012.

Schieffer hit Bernie Sanders hard with questions regarding the long wait times and lack of care many veterans have endured with the VA. Bernie Sanders is the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and interview hit on some important points for those who rely on the service to get their medical care.

READ FULL STORY >>>>

Author Details
Sorry! The Author has not filled his profile.
ATTENTION READERS
Due to the nature of independent content, VT cannot guarantee content validity.
We ask you to Read Our Content Policy so a clear comprehension of VT's independent non-censored media is understood and given its proper place in the world of news, opinion and media.

All content is owned by author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.

About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy