The extent of the shameful neglect on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs toward sick veterans seeking health care is only now becoming apparent. A leaked document has revealed that more than 238,000 veterans died while their applications for treatment were pending.
That’s nearly one-third of the more than 800,000 veterans with pending VA health care applications. The figures are taken from an April 2015 report conducted by the VA Health Eligibility Center and the VA Office of Analytics, titled “Analysis of Death Services.”
The document was leaked to Huffington Post by whistleblower Scott Davis, a VA Health Eligibility Center program specialist.