Aaron Robinette, who was featured in an investigation drug diversion programs, died of a heroin overdose at age 25.
Diversion programs administered by CorrectiveSolutions, a for-profit company dogged for years by consumer rights litigation, often have left out those they were designed to help.
The program is failing at its most basic goals, with some veterans still waiting more than eight months to receive outside medical care.
With the Veterans Choice health care program set to expire next August, why not go back to the way things were before? The answer: 1 million veterans now rely on it, many with little choice in the matter.
Veterans Choice is Congress’ hastily crafted response to the scandal of veterans dying while awaiting appointments at VA medical facilities. Many veterans call it “No Choice” or “Bad Choice.”