U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) made the following statement following his meeting March 10 with Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson:
“I’m glad that Deputy Secretary Gibson made the trip to Tomah today to hear first-hand from local veterans and advocates. It is vital that we get to the bottom of what’s happened at Tomah so we can ensure our veterans receive the quality care they need. I look forward to the upcoming field hearing and the completion of the ongoing investigations. Once we’ve identified the problems, we must take concrete steps to ensure our veterans receive timely access to the care they deserve.”
Last month, Kind joined a bipartisan group of Wisconsin colleagues in requesting a field hearing at Tomah VA that will be held on March 30. The letter asked the Committee to investigate the VA’s overall prescription practices.