Thursday, August 27, 2015 – Access to Health Care for Veterans

 Last year, the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs was heavily criticized for inadequate medical care and falsifying documents about wait times for veterans who needed to see a doctor. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki resigned amid the scandal. Congress later passed the Veterans Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. Are veterans getting the health care they need today? What has the VA done to improve care for Native veterans?

 Guests:

Candy Klumpp (Muscogee Creek) – Native American nurse navigator at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Marvin Trujillo (Laguna Pueblo) – chairman of the Southwest Native American Veterans Association

Mary Cully  (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma/Creek) – tribal relations specialist at the US Department of Veterans Affairs 

Kristin J. Cunningham – VA Chief Business Office, Director, Business Policy.

 

Break Music: Flag Song (World) (song) Black Lodge (artist) Veterans Honor Songs (album)

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