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Shocking Charges at VA Likely To
Be But the Start Of an Even
Worse Scandal

New York Sun, by Betsy McCaughey

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Posted By:mitzi, 5/5/2014 3:44:06 PM

The nation was shocked by charges that more than 1,400 vets lingered and 40 died on a secret waiting list at the Phoenix, Arizona, Veterans Administration A medical center. The list was concocted to conceal long waits for care. What you haven’t heard is even worse. VA hospitals all over the country are manipulating the official electronic waiting list, and the deadly cover ups have been going on for years. The dirty tricks at the Phoenix VA came to light on April 24 when retired VA physician Sam Foote exposed how the hospital evaded legal requirements that patients be seen

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 5/5/2014 3:51:34 PM     (No. 9837453)

It is WAY past time for govt employees to be FIRED for gross incompetence and gross negligence.

Fire them! Put them out on the Street!

Start at the VA and move to the rest of the parasitic administrators across the Executive Branch.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 5/5/2014 3:57:58 PM     (No. 9837464)

The VA is government run health care. Still want Obamacare? Then you are an imbecile.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/5/2014 4:07:14 PM     (No. 9837471)

When blame is traced to the Koch boys and Dubya this scandal will become important.

Until then most media won´t touch it although a few reports may blame the vets who died.

The layman can only hope for proper inquries about competence, favortism, resources, and honesty.

Possible Red Herring? It is rather certain that regulations were broken because regulations were so complex they can never be perfectly followed. Regulations protect administrators.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 5/5/2014 4:16:42 PM     (No. 9837479)

Oh, please. Just like the incompetents at the IRS, they won´t get fired, they´ll get a big fat raise.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Evocatus, 5/5/2014 4:37:15 PM     (No. 9837507)

If a corrupt practice is used at one VA facility, it surely is being used at a dozen more.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/5/2014 4:48:40 PM     (No. 9837531)

If anyone else heard Jim Nicholson, the former Secretary of Veteran Affairs under President Bush for two years, on FNC then you heard what the whole problem really is here. He spewed the same old political saw of trying to tell us that "most of the wonderful VA employees are just great." Yes, but that was NEVER the point, was it? Nicholson knews dang well none of this current scandal is the least bit new. The veterans and their families are purposely not educated that after a 14 day wait, they can go to any private hospital for care. The employees at the VA are not supposed to make an issue if that because the VA doesn´t want them leaving the system. #1 is right - there is no other moral or just way to fix government. People must be FIRED!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 5/5/2014 4:50:24 PM     (No. 9837533)

Over the weekend, it was reported that employees at a VA Center in Ft. Collins, CO changed dates on appointment forms. And it´s a good bet this type of fraud is rampant at the VA. Write it off as dress rehearsal for obama care death panels. Welcome to the new normal in health care.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: web, 5/5/2014 6:14:25 PM     (No. 9837632)

This is how our veterans get treated by these leftists. Hillery treated the White House military members as though they were her personal servants. The Obamas cut military spending, get our military killed by their ridiculous Rules of Engagement, and allow the VA to mistreat veterans in this way. If the veterans were illegal aliens, they would never be treated so shamefully. They would getting all kinds of free benefits and preferences.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sudmuf, 5/6/2014 5:36:54 AM     (No. 9837993)

Obamacare didn´t just appear out ofthe blue.
The socialists have been testing it at the VA for years.

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