-- Will you open a full, independent investigation into the cutbacks at the Cincinnati VA hospital and what impact they had on care?
-- Will you examine the Choice program to make sure it is working properly and has appropriate safeguards in place to monitor the care provided for veterans?
-- Will you respond to the whistleblowers’ claims that they approached VA officials a year ago about the problems in Cincinnati, but nothing was done?
The VA has failed our veterans. Two years after a nationwide scandal, we found that care for veterans is still embarrassingly inadequate here in Cincinnati.
This is urgent, and we have not seen a sense of urgency on your part. We found veterans with serious medical problems who have been practically forgotten.
You are a veteran yourself. A graduate of West Point. Emblazoned on the West Point coat of arms is its motto: “Duty, Honor, Country.” That’s more than just an empty slogan. It is a guide to action. And we need action now.
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