Skip to comments.VA Resolves Backlog of Cases by Purging Records [SATIRE]
Posted on 05/03/2014 2:05:52 PM PDT by John Semmens
In a bid to minimize bad publicity the Veterans Administration purged 1.5 million unfulfilled medical orders.
We got so far behind that we thought wed get a fresh start by canceling all recommended treatments and therapies that were still pending after a years delay, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson admitted. While we cant say for sure whether any of these recommended treatments were or were not performed, if a person has already waited a year for treatment chances are pretty good that hes recovered without treatment. So why should we have to have an unnecessary pending treatment order hanging over our heads and vilifying our reputation?
A smaller number will have died in the interim, Gibson pointed out. These persons no longer need treatment, so why keep them on the list? In the instances where a person has survived, but not recovered Im sure that such persons will renew their request for medical care. The data purge clears the way for these renewed requests.
In related news, Sharon Helman, Director of the Phoenix VA health system where 40 veterans died while awaiting delayed treatments, got a $9,000 performance bonus last year.
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Thanks for adding the satire tag to the headline.
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