Vets wait longer and longer for VA care [infographic]

Mar 12, 2013

Credit Center for Investigative Reporting

This excellent infographic from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows the incredible backlog of claims held by the Department of Veteran Affairs. 

Vets are waiting more than a year and sometimes two to get care.  By the end of March, the VA expects to have more than 1 million backlogged claims. CIR reports that the wait is only getting worse despite the VA's pronouncements of 3,300 additional claim processors and a new computer system costing over half a billion dollars. 

Are you a veteran who's on the VA waiting list?  How long have you been waiting?  Let us know in the comments or send us an email.

Read the full story at CIR or check out reporter Aaron Glantz' feature for The Daily Beast.

h/t Hari Sreenivasan