VA’s promise to reimburse veterans billions for improper medical bills may not be kept


More than seven months after Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin promised to reimburse $2 billion of veteran medical bills, including more than 5,000 Wisconsin veterans’ claims, the Minnesota lawyer behind the national lawsuit says she’s still not sure that promise will be kept.

“I’m a little troubled by the fact they’re now going to review all of these claims in light of what should’ve been the right criteria the first time around,” St. Cloud, Minn. attorney Jacqueline Schuh said. “They should’ve reviewed them properly then issued proper determinations.”

In June, VA Secretary Shulkin testified in front of congress, saying 370,000 claims were going to be reimbursed at a total cost of $2 billion. The House Veterans Affairs Committee spokeswomen says as of Jan. 10, 2018 VA leaders told the committee 1,005,479 claims are actually pending.

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