Issue Position: Caring for Massachusetts's Wounded Soldiers
A WEB HOTLINE FOR OUR VETERANS
Our veterans and soldiers deserve medical facilities and care that match their enormous sacrifices. However, we have learned that this administration was not prepared or able to provide quality care for the wounded from Afghanistan and Iraq. The conditions at Walter Reed are outrageous and inexcusable. Sadly, the problem isn't just at Walter Reed, but throughout the country.
The Administration must be held accountable for the care of our troops and these problems must be fixed immediately. The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold hearings starting tomorrow to seek solutions to the problems at Walter Reed and other facilities. We'll make a new commitment to our soldiers and our veterans, and to their families, who make such immense sacrifices for this country.
I have a special concern for the sons and daughters of Massachusetts who are returning from war to this failed system. Beginning today, I have set up a special place on my website, kennedy.senate.gov, for returning soldiers and their families from Massachusetts who are in need of assistance anywhere within the military or VA system. Veterans and families, please click on the respond button below and use the comments field to let me know of any problems you have experienced in receiving medical care or otherwise. I want our soldiers and their families to know that we will fight as hard for them at home as they fought for us overseas.