Sanders Statement on VA Health Care

BURLINGTON, Vt., May 16 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs chairman, issued the following statement today on the resignation of Dr. Robert Petzel one day after the committee held a hearing on VA health care:

“Yesterday, we heard from every major veterans organization that the quality of health care at the VA is extremely good. I thank Dr. Petzel for helping to make that happen and for his years of service to veterans. Unfortunately, we also heard that there are serious problems regarding waiting times for access to VA health care, and that issue must be addressed immediately.”