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Rep. Scott Demands Review of VA Medical Center

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Location: http://davidscott.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=332342

In response to an investigation into recent deaths at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center, Congressman David Scott joined a bipartisan effort from Georgia to ask for a top-level inquiry from the VA. Georgia Congressmen David Scott, Phil Gingrey and Tom Price sent a letter demanding answers from the VA Under Secretary of Health.

"Veterans sacrificed a lot in service to our country. We must live up to the promise of providing them with the highest quality of care," Scott said. "The conditions uncovered at the Atlanta VA are insulting to Georgia's veterans and their families. They should be treated with dignity. I join with my colleagues in asking that the VA fully remedy these problems. Also, I ask that the VA commit resources to reducing backlogs of veteran's claims."

A report released by the Inspector General found "that there was inadequate coordination, monitoring, and staffing for oversight" for patients with mental health concerns. The Georgia Congressmen sent a letter to the Undersecretary for Health asking for a fully inquiry into problems at the Decatur facility.


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