Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

VA Resolves Backlog of Cases by Purging Records [SATIRE]
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 May 2014 | John Semmens

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 we’d get a fresh start by canceling all recommended treatments and therapies that were still pending after a year’s delay,” VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson admitted. “While we can’t 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 he’s 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 I’m 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.

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2014/05/03/democrats-say-benghazi-is-old-news-unworthy-of-further-concern/


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: bureaucracy; coverup; satire; va

1 posted on 05/03/2014 2:05:52 PM PDT by John Semmens
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: John Semmens
40 died in VA treatment in Phoenix this summer. This was unnoticed by the Obama media.
2 posted on 05/03/2014 2:21:43 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: John Semmens

Thanks for adding the satire tag to the headline.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 2:42:35 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: John Semmens

This is absolutely great, John...among the best ever that you’ve done. Thank you for sharing your gift.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 5:29:52 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson