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Trump administration breaks campaign promise, purges 200,000 VA healthcare applications

Trump administration breaks campaign promise, purges 200,000 VA healthcare applications | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it
In purging this massive backlog of applications, the VA is declaring the applications to be incomplete due to errors by the applicants, despite the OIG findings and in violation of the promise Trump made to fix the system. This purge has the dual effect of letting the VA avoid the work of processing the applications and absolving the agency of any responsibility for veterans’ delayed access to health and disability benefits.

Under the supervision of Dr. Richard Stone, the executive in charge of the Veterans Health Administration, VHA managers last November instructed the agency’s IT staff members to purge over 200,000 pending healthcare applications.
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