Data Suggest VA Care Will Be InsufficientJanuary 25, 2017 |
by Tahlia Y. Burton
New data compiled in the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) 2016 annual survey indicates that on its own, the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot sufficiently treat Post-9/11 injured service members. In one of the largest datasets collected on this generation of wounded service members, the survey suggests that now more than ever, veteran service organizations are needed to fill gaps in coverage for prior service members that struggle with physical and mental health concerns. The study could very well reopen questions surrounding the VA’s ability to cover the needs of the 21.8 million veterans in the United States.