It’s the latest scandal involving the Veterans Administration. President Obama sent White House investigators to get to the bottom of claims about treatment delays at the VA Hospital in Phoenix.
Thursday, investigations began at some other facilities across the U.S. We’ve confirmed Iowa’s two veterans hospitals are not a part of that but the location of the 26 other facilities to be investigated has not been released.
Some veterans say the care they receive here in Iowa is better than most. The VA hospital in Des Moines sees 34,000 patients.
Vietnam veteran Alec Kuijano says he’s always been able to get in and see a doctor and able to receive medicine.
Others did post to our Facebook page saying wait times have been long and the hospital has been too full at times.
However, Kuijano says regardless of veterans’ experiences all vets deserve proper treatment
“The medical treatment is what everybody says we earned well we did but that treatment is also at the pleasure of the American people so I don’t think we can take it for granted,” says Kuijano.
We did reach out the VA hospital in Des Moines just to see what their wait times are for patients. They were unable to compile that data Thursday and their spokesperson wasn’t available for comment.