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GOP: Despite Obama promises, thousands
of veterans die awaiting benefits

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 3/29/2014 4:08:31 PM

Good morning. I’m Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. Today, I’m calling on President Obama — the Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces — to support H.R. 4031, the VA Management Accountability Act. I do so as a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. [Snip] We need this commonsense bill because it will empower the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to fire senior officials who aren’t up to the job. Without this real-world accountability, the VA has become the epitome of bureaucracy run amok.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 3/29/2014 4:14:17 PM     (No. 9789831)

Obamacare empowers the same corrupt and feckless bureaucracy that has characterized the VA, but now it applies to all of us. Is this what we want?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 3/29/2014 5:37:28 PM     (No. 9789918)

I live in North Georgia, the VA provided my father excellent care and service, when I applied my application cleared in a matter of weeks and I am very pleased with the service.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/29/2014 6:07:38 PM     (No. 9789941)

The article also addresses VA disability benefits.
My spouse applied in 2006, and it was granted in 2012, 4 months after he died.
As his widow I applied in 2012, was granted benefits in 8/2013.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/29/2014 6:09:31 PM     (No. 9789943)

This is a snake attack on the VA Health Care system! It has been going on for some time. They want the veterans to jump into the pool of Øbamacare. Why? Because it is turning out the most excellent existing VA health care system will be the last shining example of how health care should operate. It will be horrible, according to liberals, if everyone else in the nation are having to stand in line to get pills and medical treatment, while Veterans are being so well cared for. I am a vet and receive all my health care by VA- I was wounded in Vietnam. I can not say enough about how wonderful our care is and how professional the VA treats us. It´s really the best health care in the world except for the special treatment President and Senators and Congress critters get.

These lies are being spread to get Øbamacare into the VA hospital system.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Phooey, 3/29/2014 6:32:37 PM     (No. 9789967)

I receive excellent care from Tampa,Fl. VA

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Reply 6 - Posted by: COUSAIR, 3/29/2014 6:34:02 PM     (No. 9789970)

Maybe we should more time and money taking care of our honorable vets and less time and money trying to encourage illegal deadbeats to become Democratic voters and leaches to the welfare system.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 3/29/2014 6:40:06 PM     (No. 9789973)

DH gets excellent care at Daytona clinic and the Orlando VA hospital

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JediJerry, 3/29/2014 7:34:34 PM     (No. 9790023)

I speak from experience. I am a disabled Vietnam vet. It takes well over 2 years to process a claim for service connected disability. If you die in the process, your family loses out on any compensation that would have been forthcoming. It ain´t right.
FTG.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: judy, 3/29/2014 7:36:26 PM     (No. 9790025)

While they fly to see the pope with 900 people & spend millions $$$$ on needless trips.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tc rider, 3/29/2014 11:29:19 PM     (No. 9790191)

We live in NC. My Dad is a 95 yo WWII vet. He gets great care from the VA med system. We applied for Aid and Assistance 9 months ago. Every 3 months we get a wait and see letter. We´ve exhausted all our money to keep him in assisted living. No one answers the phones at the office. They keep asking for the same documents over and over, including his discharge after WWII. The disability/assistance program is badly broken in my opinion.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/30/2014 6:24:15 AM     (No. 9790318)

Demonrats loathe the military. A better bill would be to prohibit any DNC control of the VA.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: beca, 4/2/2014 11:41:17 AM     (No. 9794452)

good for you #2 it took me 15 mos to get death benefits for my mother.....and the back pay/fiduciary hearing has yet to be scheduled.............i encountered some of the ruddest people....all women....ive ever dealt with...one lie after another...the men i dealt with were extremely nice and helpful....worst administration to deal with ive ever dealt with...take the dmv and x it by 10

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