ICYMI: IAVA Member Meets with President and VA Sec. at Phoenix VA Hospital

by Rachel Baker on March 17, 2015

Thank you, Cara, for attending the meeting and representing the women veterans in this country. Its really great to know that after attending, you feel the President and VA Secretary are on the right path.

Here’s the Article: IAVA Member Meets with President and VA Sec. at Phoenix VA Hospital

The President heard directly from local IAVA member veteran Cara Hammer Campbell, an Iraq War veteran, about the lack of available resources at VA for female veterans. Campbell was part an intimate roundtable that included representatives from three other veteran service organizations.

This visit marked the first time the President has been to the Phoenix VA — considered the epicenter of the 2014 VA scandal — since news broke 11 months ago about alleged wrongdoing and secret patient waitlists.

“As a Phoenix-area veteran, I came to this meeting with serious questions about what the agency is doing to restore faith in our health care system,” said Campbell. “The vast majority of veterans are committed to the success of the VA, and after today’s meeting, I am more confident that the President and VA Secretary are on the right path after last year’s crisis. I’m also pleased that Secretary McDonald is addressing the veteran community’s concerns about holding toxic employees accountable and working to meet the needs of the growing number of female veterans. I look forward in the months to come to continue helping VA leadership best serve my generation.”

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