Appearing in Friday's USA Today edition, Patricia Kime's report on C-123 Agent Orange contamination and aircrew exposure, noting the fact that the VA has yet to act nearly six months after the Institute of Medicine reported its conclusions to him. The IOM confirmed our exposure and resultant illnesses, and the Secretary acknowledged VA's intention to act.
But it hasn't. Week after week, we keep reading press releases from VA assuring Congress and our veterans that VA will act "next week." The first time we heard this was late February, and that promise was followed by many more from many VA executives...but VA still keeps its hospital doors locked, keeps us out!