Butterfield Calls on Department of Veterans Affairs to Speed Healthcare Reforms

Jun 9, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Access Audit:

“The release of the Department of Veterans Affairs nation-wide audit highlights the extent to which the VA healthcare system has failed our veterans. The mistreatment of our veterans is not acceptable and the VA must do better. In this report, the VA has identified procedures, areas of care, and facilities in North Carolina and across the country that are in desperate need of reform.  

I am encouraged by the corrective actions the Department has already began to address these serious problems.  However, actions speak louder than words and we need to see results.  I am calling on the VA to quickly make meaningful reforms to remedy the problems within the VA healthcare system so our veterans can start receiving the care they deserve. I join every American in demanding that the VA provide high quality healthcare service to our veterans that honors their service to our country.”