VA hospitals across the nation have come under scrutiny for alleged mismanagement, including falsified records and delayed care that has led to some veterans' deaths. Some local veterans recently talked to News 25 about their struggle to receive timely and adequate healthcare. Two of them told us they are seeking alternative options outside the Veterans Affairs medical system here.
News 25 caught up with U.S. Congressman, Steven Palazzo, Monday, who is a Marine veteran of the Persian Gulf War and now serves in the Mississippi Army National Guard. Here's what he had to say about the national controversy: “This latest scandal shows we really don't have leadership at the top, that’s in the White House. How many scandals can you have before the American people say enough is enough? But for veterans, the very people who’ve sacrificed so much for our way of life, for them to be mistreated when they should get the best treatment out of anyone in the county, it's unsettling. We don’t need any more hearings. We need to see people's heads on a platter over this one.”