Blumenthal wants info about state’s VA facilities

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Hugh McQuaid photo)
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants to know how Connecticut’s Veteran Affairs medical facilities fared in the internal agency audit that led to the resignation of U.S. Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

The VA released the aggregate results of the audit on Friday, which detailed the agency’s inability to meet deadlines in providing healthcare services to veterans. According to the audit, some at the agency falsified records to cover for delays. Shinseki resigned from his post Friday following the audit’s release.

Blumenthal wrote Monday to acting VA Secretary Sloane Gibson seeking the release of the individual audits conducted at 216 different VA facilities around the country. He said “serious questions have been raised” about the agency’s facilities in the state, which includes two hospitals and six other medical facilities.

“My hope is that Connecticut’s facilities were among them. If not, they will be, but we deserve to know what the results were across the country, including right here in Connecticut,” Blumenthal said at a Monday press conference outside the State Armory in Hartford.

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3 responses to “Blumenthal wants info about state’s VA facilities”

  1. John Hamlin

    Another reactive political opportunist doing nothing to solve the nation’s or the state’s problems.

  2. piberman

    Always in front of the issue of the day. Making Democrats proud. Time to do your homework Senator.

  3. One and Done.

    Shouldn’t he have first hand knowledge? He was in Viet Nam after all.
    One and Done.

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