Skip to comments.“Let’s make the Vets wait for care until they all die”
Posted on 05/26/2010 6:41:53 PM PDT by Mike Darancette
This seems to be the philosophy of the Veterans Services (VA) administration. Just recently I interviewed Dick Phenniger vstnow.org, a leading, whistle blower, former vet and business man, who has investigated health care abuse to our veterans for many years at the hands of the VA. He shared enough violations and horrors with the VA against our troops that I couldnt help thinking about the dreaded IRS. In my view, both should be gutted and started again with an emphasis in common sense, real service and ethics. Oh
..but back to the bigger than life problem.
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
That is sort of a stupid thing to say.
In working with the VA...it's all about filling out the paper work. When it's all done to their liking then they come through with flying colors.
I don't agree with this assesment at all.
Perhaps a 'former vet' is a vet who later re-enlists.
Why do we have a separate medical system for Veterans? Give them Tricare insurance, and they can get the same care active duty troops get. They won’t have to wait for space in a VA facility but will be able to get treatment at a local Dr or hospital.
..you make it too easy.
I have had problems getting care.I am retired USAF,only 56 and have not been able to work for two years.Cant afford ins and will not use the ER as my provider.They have me classified as a g8.Im also a gulf war vet.
I tried for 2 years to get a stress test. Finally got insurance and had the test. Three blockages. Unfortunately the indian doctor who put them in screwed up and I had a heart attack anyway.
But if you want to see government run health care in action, go to the VA. And if you see a caucasion tech or nurse, or an American doctor, take a picture. It’ll probably be worth something someday.
Hi Bro. They are still trying to kill me with pills.
I’m disappointed in Dr. Roth’s article. My father, a WWII vet of the Ardennes and Patton’s 3rd Army, died today in the Mpls VA at age 91. Over the last 3 years, the care he received was good-to-very good. Yes, there were irritating SNAFUs, and records nightmares - most dealing with audiology and hearing aids - and some curious lack of communications between the medical staff, but I have to give the Minneapolis VA a high passing grade.
I think I’m qualified; being as a retired biomedical engineer and cardiovascular physiologist. In fact, the VA staff went out of their way to be helpful and to provide services.
I will be circumspect so as to not get anyone in trouble. Several times my father was prompted to describe ailments as service-connected so he would not have to pay for the therapy. Being old-school, he said, “Hell no, they are not.”
An aside - as a army veteran from 1971-1973, I have not enrolled in the VA system so have no stories of my own.
I’ve on the same pills but am off insulin. Diabetes got better!!!
I asked about the article because I’ve found the VA to be pretty good and didn’t personally agree with the story.
I’m glad your father got the good care his service merited. I’m grateful for his and your service
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