VA whistleblower: Veterans poisoned at Camp Lejeune need Trump’s help getting care
By Scott Davis
Several months ago, I contacted the White House to recommend that the Trump administration appoint a Czar for Veterans Affairs to resolve concerns relating to Military Toxic Exposure. Nearly 900,000 Marine Corps veterans were poisoned by contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Over the past year, I have been contacted by a number of these veterans who expressed concerns about delayed access to healthcare and disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as being denied tort claim benefits from the Department of Defense.
Although VA leaders have expanded online communication relating to Camp Lejeune benefits, the agency has done nothing to resolve previous concerns by veterans regarding the medical credentials of the Subject Matter Experts who routinely deny Camp Lejeune disability claims filed by veterans with presumptions.
In 2016, veterans groups in conjunction with Yale University Law school filed a lawsuit against the VA because the Veterans Health Administration, which was headed by Dr. Shulkin at that time, wouldn’t respond to a FOIA request to allow veterans to retrieve information about the credentials of the SMEs.
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