Tuesday, August 2, 2016

President Barack Obama delivers, MORE OF THE SAME, while addressing Atlanta area disabled veterans during the annual convention of the Disabled American Veterans. "Failed Promises!!"

A local family is lashing out at the Atlanta VA Medical Center after they say the hospital botched a routine procedure and now their father is dying.   

WSB - TV 2 Atlanta reports Monday August 1, 2016

President Obama Promises Reforms for Veterans During Atlanta Stop

"Taking issue with Donald Trump's message that America’s armed forces have become weak, President Barack Obama told a room full of disabled veterans Monday that that’s just not true.  
Obama also called for local leaders to do more to help veterans, calling the nation's commitment to its veterans a "sacred covenant."

"I don't use those words lightly. It's sacred because there is no more solemn request than to ask someone to risk their life, to be ready to give their life on our behalf," Obama said at the annual convention of the Disabled American Veterans.

Quicker processing of disability claims and appeals is also needed. A staggering backlog of disability claims has been whittled from more than 600,000 three years ago to below 80,000, but some 450,000 appeals are pending. Veterans wait an average of three years for a decision, which the White House called "unacceptable." Obama called on Congress to pass legislation to overhaul the system."

Full Article:  http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/why-president-obama-will-be-in-atlanta-on-monday/414568690

This is personal for me, two of my relatives paid the ultimate sacrifice while receiving poor healthcare treatment at the Atlanta VA.

 Leslie "Les" Hardy
1959  -  2015

On August 13, 2015, my uncle passed away after a botched routine procedure at the Atlanta VA hospital, he was only 56 years young!!  My father, a Vietnam Vet, passed away in early 2011 from complications of COPD.  He was placed on an extended  waiting list for a follow-on appointment, which never happened, he died between appointments.  In the interim, he was never offered treatment medication for his symptoms. 

The Atlanta VA is located in the 5th District, Congressman John Lewis' congressional district!!

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