State Senator speaks out against privatizing care for Michigan veterans
Updated: Friday, April 5 2013, 05:55 PM EDT
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Michigan State Senator is speaking out against privatizing care for veterans in the state.
Democrat Vincent Gregory calls it an outright disgrace.
Earlier this week an appeals court upheld the governor’s plan to contract out eh care of veterans to a private company called J2S, but Gregory says the company cannot find enough qualified staff to care for the veterans and even posted ads on Craigslist to find workers.
Gregory says since the home has been privatized, the quality of care at the veterans home has greatly decreased.
Gregory says the state decided against privatizing prisons, so why should prison inmates receive better treatment than veterans.