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Jon Stewart Tears Into "Criminal" VA Backlog

On Wednesday’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart decried the extremely long wait times veterans are facing for their disability claims and medical appointments despite an increase in funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

This echoes a blog post written last week by the Project On Government Oversight’s David Hilzenrath that said the VA was altering appointment data to obscure delay times.

One of the major factors in the long wait times is that the systems the Department of Defense and the VA use to track wounded veterans are unable to communicate with each other, which causes veterans to have to fill out huge volumes of paper forms.

Watch the full episode on The Daily Show's website.

By: Andre Francisco
Online Producer, POGO

andre francisco Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: Government Accountability

Related Content: Veterans Affairs

Authors: Andre Francisco

Submitted by Confoundmeonce at: March 30, 2013
This Confounded Bungling that the V.A. is Doing to the Returning VETS..( And Other Veterans Who Are Still Waiting for their Health complaints to be acknowledged AND Treated..Has to STOP. THey Deserve only the Best that this GUVMT. Has..To be Administered to Them, posthaste ! What IS the HoldUp ? No wonder This Guvmt. takes the Weapons Away from Our returning Fighting Forces,, ( They Know they are going to become Fighting Mad At the Sorry Treatment They Will be receiving..when.. and if )they get Back Home.)Shame..Guvmt! What the Hell ?

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