Art Terrazas, ACA’s director of government affairs, spoke with MintPress News about the reality of veterans facing delayed or denied care as a result of the dysfunctional Veterans Affairs health care system.
He also explained that while budgetary considerations are made in Washington, hiring and resources allocation are done on the local level with minimal departmental or congressional oversight.
“At the very core, there is a lack of accountability with the VA throughout the system. What we are talking about is career leadership in the VA at the local and regional level not being held responsible for many years and knowing that they will not be held responsible.”
ACA has spent years trying to increase the number of professional counselors employed by the VA.
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