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Toomey: Veterans Should Be Able to Sue Over VA Treatment

The bill would allow the firing of VA employees who compromise patient care.

Sen. Pat Toomey (Patch file photo)
Sen. Pat Toomey (Patch file photo)
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) thinks veterans should be able to hold Veterans Affairs accountable for the treatment they do or do not receive.

"The men and women who served in uniform should be first in line for the best quality medical care in the world," Toomey said Tuesday, speaking in Willow Grove. "That's why I will introduce legislation to allow veterans to hold VA employees accountable if they falsify or destroy information relating to a veteran's health care. My legislation would also authorize the firing of VA employees who engage in such activity."

Toomey's bill calls for veterans to receive any monetary damages directly from the at-fault employee or employees, so that there would be no cost to taxpayers. 

Toomey said Tuesday that he plans to introduce the bill, but did not say when.



James Donahue May 29, 2014 at 08:38 AM
This is the usual forked tongue reaction of a Politician, Toomey has Voted against Any financial help for the Veterans . This is Nothing more than lip service to appear he gives a Dam @ The Veterans. Everyone knows Lawyers cost Money To the tune of @ $75 to $90 just to answer a E-mail. Toomey is just another Corporate lap dog. Pretending to be in the Veterans corner.
Country1st May 29, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Exactly James -- Toomey is a fraud.
Country1st May 29, 2014 at 10:34 AM
And by the way Dot, it's CONGRESS' job to change policy at the VA
JoAnn May 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM
the VETS should get together and ask for the bond of these useless public servants first ask for their Constitutional Oaths of office
Paul G. Celentano June 01, 2014 at 07:49 AM
The time for lawsuits is over. Take away healthcare for the Senate, Congress, and the Executive and Judicial Branches of the Federal Government and kick them out the door for they have abysmally failed. Seriously, how on earth was this allowed to go on? All three branches are to blame. Additionally, it wasn't even a VA budget problem. The VA allegedly had a 500 million dollar surplus (even after bonuses for saving money were handed out). Corruption... just pure corruption.

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