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Veterans Affairs reform legislation
must set clear standards for care

Washington Examiner [DC], by Doug Lamborn

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/20/2014 5:34:05 AM

The men and women who volunteer to serve in the military are brave and selfless. They don´t deserve to be served by a Department of Veterans Affairs more concerned with manipulating data for financial gain than with solving problems and serving our veterans with the best possible medical care. We have arrived at a unique moment of clarity and purpose. Thanks to the efforts of courageous whistleblowers, dishonesty by some in the VA has been exposed. It is up to those of us on the Joint House-Senate VA Conference Committee to propose patient-centered reforms that rid the VA of its

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/20/2014 5:54:26 AM     (No. 9932347)

You´re not going to break the back of institutional corruption that goes on in this dept.You can´t even get rid of well known hardcore misfits that work in the bureaucracy.Federal unions can´t be done away with so these slackers will work as always.

They could put a 3 year moratorium on performance bonuses until there´s a complete turnaround in performance.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 7/20/2014 9:01:14 AM     (No. 9932529)

Like the rest of the federal government, the snowball is too big and rolling down the hill too fast. Its course cannot be altered by any means a normal person might think of. The only thing that will stop it is the bottom of the hill, and woe be unto anyone who is down there when it hits.

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