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"VA is Lying, Vets Are Dying" billboard displayed in Tomah

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Drivers on I-94 passing by Tomah will now see a billboard that says "VA is Lying, Vets Are Dying," as part of a national campaign to bring awareness to alleged issues within the VA system.

The group behind the billboards is called "VA is Lying," and multiple billboards, like the one in Tomah, have been displayed in places like Tampa and Minneapolis.

Candace Baer-Delis lost her father at the Tomah VA in January and is a member of the group.

Baer-Delis is from Marshfield and took part in the unveiling of the billboard on Monday.

"It's a project that was started to try to make the public aware of what's going on within the VA," she said. They are basically going up where the worst problems are at least at this point."

The Tomah VA Medical Center said it respects the group's right to express their opinion.

"The Tomah VA respects the rights of groups like this to express their opinion," Public Affairs Officer Matt Gowan, said. "The VA works diligently everyday to create a collaborative problem-solving environment conducive to the need of our patients."

"I hope also people understand we're not attacking anyone," Baer-Delis said. "This isn't about the nurses and doctos that give good care. It's about the nurses and doctors that are corrupt and unethical and the administration that's corrupt and unethical. Really, it's about the people that don't care about the veterans and are just in it for the paycheck."

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