IamA Navy Veteran that almost died waiting for VA. AMA!
I am 30 years old and served in the US Navy from 2003-2007. In 2010 I was diagnosed with CML. VA inefficiency delayed my bone marrow transplant for months, causing me to have a blast crisis and almost die. This was also pretty painful, and made the rest of the transplant much more difficult. Fortunately, through pressure from outside doctors and family lobbying, the VA agreed to pay for my transplant at a private facility.
My Proof: http://imgur.com/KUEX2Vx
I'm also not smart enough to use a throwaway, though I'm not sure if my comments count as proof.