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Letters: VA problems are a matter of funding

The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector

The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General released a preliminary report Wednesday, May 28, 2014, stating the patient care at the Phoenix VA hospital was compromised and that scheduling issues are "systemic" throughout the VA hospital system. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Christian Petersen

Talk is cheap. It's easy to be outraged at the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal, but if we want to give the VA the resources it needs to treat our veterans as they deserve, it's going to cost money -- tax money. Are people willing to pay it?

Wayne Karol, Levittown

Where were the senators, congressional representatives and state and local politicians in the districts where VA hospitals are located?

Veterans were pleading for help, and politicians did nothing, and they cut money from the budget. These are the real culprits.

Richard Perkins, Mount Sinai


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