Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to Findings of VA OIG Report

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 General News
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Organization urges Administration and VA to work together to focus on continued improvements at VA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) issued the

following statement today from its executive director, Carl Blake, regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) findings and recent reports of internal strife at the VA:

"Paralyzed Veterans is disappointed to read the findings of the OIG report regarding Secretary Shulkin. However, that report offers no insight into the significant improvements made at the VA under the Secretary's leadership. Secretary Shulkin has been entrusted with leading the VA forward and that is exactly what he has done. We encourage the Administration and Congress to give the Secretary the opportunity to make the situation right. In order to do so, the VA must work together with stakeholders and Congress and turn the focus back to improving the quality and delivery of health care and benefits at VA, not political ambitions and backbiting."

About Paralyzed Veterans

Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For more than 70 years, we have ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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SOURCE Paralyzed Veterans of America

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