Skip to comments.Congress approves VA reform bill
Posted on 08/01/2014 10:30:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Senate gave final approval Thursday to sweeping legislation aimed at fixing the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, marking a rare moment of bipartisan accord triggered by the widespread treatment delays veterans faced at agency facilities.
The legislation passed 91-3 a day after the House overwhelmingly approved the package. It now goes to President Obamas desk.
The $17 billion measure is intended help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them, and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department.
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Sounds like the bandied approach. It needs some reorganization.
yeah, throw money and more rats at it. Dat will fixit!
Oh and commiitttteee to watch the committteeee, to.....
Everywhere they look they find another black hole to throw money into....without ever actually fixing anything.
Money cannot stick to the hand it never travels through.
Really? How long did they bandy it about?
The VA pulled that old scheduling switcheroo stuff on me. I just showed up for my original appointment. The Doctor didn’t have a patient. He was mad as hell that I showed up. I just shrugged my shoulders. He saw me for about ten minutes. There was nobody else there for him to see. And we are going to give them seventeen billion more dollars. Our government is just going to accept poor performance and pay more for it. Let’s rename the VA. Let’s call it the Democrat Employment Agency. All hail our government employee masters!
So now the big question. What metrics are in place to ensure something actually happens?
The only thing that will matter is that at the end of the fiscal year, that seventeen billion bucks is gone.