Despite lack of media coverage vets still focused on V.A. scandal

Despite lack of media coverage vets still focused on V.A. scandal

The nation’s leading media outlets may have moved on from covering the many problems that continue to plague the Department of Veterans Affairs, but U.S. vets are still following the scandal closely, according to a recent Gallup report.

The survey, which was conducted from June 16-20 and sampled some 1,268 U.S. veterans aged 18 or older, found that 51 percent of respondents say they are following allegations of corruption, forged wait lists and widespread mismanagement at the VA “very closely.”

An additional 39 percent of veterans say they are following the scandal “somewhat closely.”

Further, the survey found that 55 percent of U.S. veterans say it is either “very” or “somewhat difficult” to get medical care through the VA.

Only 30 percent of surveyed veterans say it is either “very” or “somewhat” easy to get treatment from the VA, according to the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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