Veterans and the VA: Worst Backlog in Washington

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgHere's the kind of decision required of the Veterans Administration: is that traumatic brain injury from high school football or a roadside bomb in Iraq? Questions like that are just one reason the VA is so far behind in processing claims. While President Obama, Mitt Romney and politicians on both sides of the aisle agree that American veterans should get the benefits they deserve, many veterans are frustrated.

Credits

Guests:
James Dao - New York Times, Maeve Reston - Los Angeles Times - @MaeveReston, Patrick Bellon - Veterans for Common Sense - @Patrickbellon, Allison Hickey - US Department of Veterans Affairs

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Frances Anderton, Caitlin Shamberg