A disservice to veterans

May 21, 2014 • Editorial

In an age of partisan polarization, there are few issues that generate as much political unanimity as the need to care for America’s veterans. Consensus, however, can have its drawbacks.
When everyone in Washington agrees on a specific goal, the lack of debate can lead to a corresponding lack of scrutiny. What results is government heavy on lip service and light on results.
That seems to be precisely what’s happened at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is reeling from accusations of systemic dysfunction in its delivery of health care.
The VA requires patients to receive care in a timely fashion, usually within 14 days. In Phoenix, however, reports indicate that as many as Login to read more

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