Isakson, Blumenthal Statement on Health Eligibility Center Report

Findings point to ‘significant failure on behalf of past leadership, …deficient oversight by the VA central office’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, today released the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General report on the Veterans Health Administration’s Health Eligibility Center:

“The findings in the Office of the Inspector General’s report point to both a significant failure on behalf of past leadership at the Health Eligibility Center and deficient oversight by the VA central office. We urge the VA to implement the inspector general’s recommendations quickly to improve record keeping at the VA and ensure that this level of blatant mismanagement does not happen again.”  

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The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 114th Congress.

Isakson is a veteran himself – having served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966-1972 – and has been a member of the Senate VA Committee since he joined the Senate in 2005. Isakson’s home state of Georgia is home to more than a dozen military installations representing each branch of the military as well as more than 750,000 veterans.