As discussed below, the Order of the Purple Heart in Arkansas asked for a Congressional investigation into veteran complaints that Bruce Lunsford's company, Valor Healthcare, gave them shoddy medical care.
Specifically, the Arkansas vets question how Valor was able to qualify for a contract that was supposed to be awarded to "small businesses," given that the "former CEO and majority stockholder of Valor Healthcare [Lunsford] was fined $ 104 million by the Department of Justice for defrauding healthcare programs in 2001."
Lunsford, a multi-millionaire with a stake in many companies and ventures, is not exactly the paradigm of a small businessman.
The resolution contends that the quality of health care deteriorated after Valor took over the clinic -- and resulted in the amputation of one vet's finger and and foot.
The Order of the Purple Heart passed the resolution on March 8, 2008 --before Kentucky Democrats selected Lunsford as their nominee.