Florida: VA won’t let state inspect facilities; Dem Rep. claims not ‘one single complaint’ against VA

Florida: VA won’t let state inspect facilities; Dem Rep. claims not ‘one single complaint’ against VA

[Ed. – Well, that’s certainly a relief.]

As the VA fiasco continues to grab headlines, a Florida congresswoman wants to put the nation at ease about any potential problems in the Sunshine State.

“I did my reconnaissance in Florida, and I can tell you we’re doing fine,”  U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, a Democrat, said during a U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday night in the U.S. Capitol.

Brown said she spoke with various VA groups and did not encounter “one single complaint.”

Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced plans to file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for blocking the state’s ability to inspect VA health facilities.

As Watchdog.org previously reported, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration inspectors have been blocked from performing on-site reviews at six VA medical centers in the state. AHCA inspectors were turned away from a Gainesville VA last week upon the “discovery of a secret waiting list.”

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