People in Minnesota and nationwide enjoy freedom thanks to the sacrifices made by America's veterans. The least that veterans should expect is that America will take care of them when necessary. Research conducted by a group of investigative reporters, however, has shown that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has let down a number of vets, to the tune of $200 million.
The group reported that close to 1,000 veterans died between approximately 2002 and 2012 as a result of the negligence of the VA's health care system. The $200 million is the amount in payouts made by the VA in response to wrongful death suits filed by the vets' families. The median payment made by the VA was $150,000.