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VA Investigation Reveals Poor Care, Fake
Reports and ‘Nationwide Systemic Problem’

PJ Media, by Bill Straub

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/4/2014 4:56:40 AM

WASHINGTON –A scathing report issued by the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed that former military personnel faced persistent problems accessing care at the agency’s medical facilities and that staff faked reports indicating the appointments operation was running smoothly. Acting Inspector General Richard J. Griffin couldn’t, however, substantiate earlier reports that 40 deaths or more could be attributed to poor VA care, noting that the whistleblower who made the allegation “did not provide us with a list of 40 patient names.” Regardless, the patient experiences described in the report “revealed that access barriers adversely affected the quality of primary

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubby, 9/4/2014 7:23:29 AM     (No. 9992946)

A preview of what obamacare will be like when fully implemented. This systemic problem is about to hit all of us when we get Post Office quality healthcare which is coming soon yet 46% of likely voters still approve of obama according to Rasmussen. How can that be? All the destruction obama and the Democrats have done to the country and nearly half think he is doing a good job.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/4/2014 8:12:06 AM     (No. 9992989)

It truly is mind blowing, #1. However, that will change when Obamacare effects the 46% personally. The day they or a loved one are denied or delayed coverage, it is going to get ugly. It will happen because Obama´s system will crash and burn under the inevitable numbers. The 46% are used to getting whatever they want at taxpayer expense. When that well runs dry and it will, reality will set in, but it will be too late. They will be just like our veterans, ignored to death literally. The bureaucrats will receive bonuses for cooking the books to make Obamacare look good, but the reality will be the suffering and deaths in its wake.

Why aren´t people be fired all over this country instead of receiving bonuses from the VA? Heads need to roll.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: congar, 9/4/2014 9:33:01 AM     (No. 9993152)

Just file the report under “Rampant Disregard for Veterans."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/4/2014 10:17:37 AM     (No. 9993223)

But .. but ..

My local VA now has at least an acre of newly installed solar panels, built so they provide covered parking ..

.. then, the Panel´s recommendations regarding Patient Care centered on getting patients hand bells so they can ring for Nurses ..

Hand Bells

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/4/2014 10:45:13 AM     (No. 9993272)

From past experience with my Congressman, they will have their staff write a letter to the VA on your behalf, but when VA responds in writing with a total lie, and the Congressman knows it is a lie.. he said he could do no more.
There was a total refusal to take on a fight with the VA by my Congressman.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 9/4/2014 10:59:10 AM     (No. 9993303)

So the people doing the killing, the murderers, are now the people in charge of an extra $17 billion to fix the problem. That ought to do it. How much of that will go for bonuses? I have waited 16 months to get an exam for the worsening condition of a service connected disability, yet my case shows only a 45 day delay because they closed and reopened my case. They brag on their web site how they have the best record in the country with an average 43 days. Yeah, it´s working. Giving the crooks the money to stop their stealing - what could go wrong?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Phooey, 9/4/2014 11:21:13 AM     (No. 9993339)

I receive excellent health care from Tampa/New port Richey VA system. Let´s credit those that work well and use as examples for the malfunctioning centers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: otaval, 9/4/2014 1:53:23 PM     (No. 9993510)

I too receive good care I am in western Mass

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 9/4/2014 10:00:10 PM     (No. 9994132)

It´s a union deal.

The dead ones don´t complain.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pinchem, 9/5/2014 9:43:35 AM     (No. 9994610)

#2...perhaps it´s because the Administration listens to the 46% and ignores the 54%

#5...individual Congress Critters can´t do much alone. It takes the collective to get something done. But the next problem is that no matter what the House does, Harry Reid sit on it, as he has done with over 300 Bills. Then they have to gall to blame the Republicans for the problems of the Country and the majority of the gullible Americans buy into it, or are too lazy to check the facts or "tooo buuuusssyyyy".

Intelligent people will vote them out in November. The "stay home", "lazy" and "too busy" folks will reelect them.

I´m with 7 and 8, excellent care at the Louisville KY VA Center and Ft Knox clinic.


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