Salon

Some wounded soldiers back from Iraq are having to pay for meals at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Veterans' groups say it's another symptom of fighting a costly war on the cheap.
Mark Benjamin
At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, hundreds of wounded outpatient veterans whose stay exceeds 90 days must pay for their meals in cash.
They're overmedicated, forced to talk about their mothers instead of Iraq, and have to fight for disability pay. Traumatized combat vets say the Army is failing them, and after a year following more than a dozen soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital, I believe them.
Mark Benjamin
The first major article about the poor quality of care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This story focuses on the suicide of Spc. Alexis Soto-Ramirez and the difficulty he faced receiving quality psychiatric care.
Syndicate content