It’s rather shocking that the VA spent billions in taxpayer money not treating PTSD and yet, “nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year.”
How is it that our Veterans keep falling through the cracks when ample funds are provided for their care.
Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) spend $3.3 billion a year on psychiatric medications and therapy for US veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) without any proof that their efforts are “successfully treating” our military.
According to a new report commissioned by Congress, PTSD care in the military health system as “ad hoc, incremental and crisis driven” and said the Department of Veterans Affairs had not hired mental health providers fast enough to keep pace with the rising demand.
Neither the Defense Department nor the VA have consistently collected data on how patients are faring or even what treatments they have received, let alone if they are working, making it impossible to assess the quality of care.
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