Thursday, May 22, 2014
SEE HOW GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS GET VIP HEALTH TREATMENT AT WALTER REED...VETERANS CAN STICK WITH THE MICE AND MOLD AND OF COURSE THE LONG WAITS...DISGUSTING!
VIP ward at Walter Reed gets scrutiny
By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY
Disclosures of substandard housing for troops treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are prompting Congress to investigate whether the Army is running a plush ward at the complex for VIPs at the expense of ordinary war casualties.
House investigators are asking "if the allocations of resources is in any way adversely impacting the treatment of the troops," Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., told USA TODAY in response to inquiries about the six-suite ward. Tierney leads a House subcommittee investigating allegations of poor care at Walter Reed. "Our nation's military, our returning heroes, are the true VIPs," he said.
PHOTOS: VIP treatment at Walter ReedThe large, comfortable suites on the hospital's top floor are reserved for the president, the vice president, federal judges, members of Congress and the Cabinet, high-ranking military officials and even foreign dignitaries and their spouses. The only enlisted members of the military who are eligible to stay there are recipients of the Medal of Honor.
The suites have carpeted floors, antique furniture and fine china in the dining rooms. That's a stark contrast to mold- and mice-ridden housing that some wounded troops had been found to be living in.
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