Statement from Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson Gibson Announces Immediate Actions in Phoenix, Ariz.

SSV's Services: VA Claims & Benefits

PHOENIX (June 5, 2014)- Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson today announced immediate actions taken to address the recommendations outlined in the recent interim Office of Inspector General report. He made the following statement in Phoenix, Ariz.:

“No Veteran should ever have to wait to receive the care they have earned through their service and sacrifice. As the President said last week, we must work together to fix the unacceptable, systemic problems in accessing VA healthcare. I believe that trust is the foundation for everything we do – VA must be an organization built on transparency and accountability.

“That’s why we will release results from our nationwide audit, along with patient access data, for all medical centers next Monday. The data will demonstrate the extent of the systemic problems we have discovered.

“As a Veteran, I assure you I have the passion and determination to fix these problems…

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