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Inspectors: Long waits at North Las Vegas VA hospital not unusual (Elderly crying veteran in pain)
Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 30, 2014 | STEVE TETREAULT

Posted on 05/01/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT by Enterprise

"An elderly blind veteran crying in pain spent four hours and 45 minutes in the emergency room of the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas before seeing a doctor in October, but federal inspectors said in a report Wednesday that such long waits were not unusual for patients at the hospital."

(snip) "Niccum died on Nov. 15 at a local hospice after a bout with a colon disorder. The Navy veteran had racked up 5,000 volunteer service hours helping veterans and staff at VA facilities."

(Excerpt) Read more at reviewjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: hospital; pain; va; vahospital; veteran
Rest in peace.
1 posted on 05/01/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

this is all of us, once Obama Care gets fully implemented…..


2 posted on 05/01/2014 10:05:04 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Enterprise

The brave new world of Obamacare awaits. Congratulations progressives and the idiot voters who worship at the idol of Obama.


3 posted on 05/01/2014 10:07:53 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Enterprise

terrible


4 posted on 05/01/2014 10:07:54 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Enterprise

Billions for nations that hate us, yet no money for those who protected us? BS!! Washington is so out of touch that calling it a cesspool is a complement!


5 posted on 05/01/2014 10:08:38 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I need to take a few minutes to compose myself.


6 posted on 05/01/2014 10:09:18 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

It is sad, tragic, maddening, scary on just about every level possible…for this individual and for all of us….it’s beyond words really.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 10:12:07 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Kartographer

MILLIONS FOR THE VACATIONS OF SOCIALIST AHOLES AND THEIR MOOCHING FAMILIES IN WASHINGTON, yet no money for those who protected us? BS


8 posted on 05/01/2014 10:18:16 AM PDT by itssme
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Harry Reid killed him.


9 posted on 05/01/2014 10:18:31 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Enterprise

My Dad went to the VA clinic in Kalispell, MT for a blood test because he thought his leukemia had returned. He couldn’t get the results. He called the Patient Advocate and the VA Inspector General. He died of leukemia several months later. There are some good people in the VA, but most of the executives need to be hung.


10 posted on 05/01/2014 10:19:52 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

My condolences. That’s heart breaking.


11 posted on 05/01/2014 10:24:55 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: itssme

Billions of dollars go to illegal aliens for child deductions on their IRS filings. (spit)


12 posted on 05/01/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Anyone who has had disabling pain for lengthy periods of time can relate to what this poor woman went through. I can only hope that Karma will reward those who ignored her.


13 posted on 05/01/2014 10:28:45 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kartographer

That is what infuriates so many of us. So many tens of BILLIONS wasted by this DEMOCRAT led, subservient REPUBLICAN government, and not enough to treat the people who have sacrificed their time and health to protect us all.


14 posted on 05/01/2014 10:31:40 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Organic Panic

Under OBAMACARE, you will consider yourself fortunate if you are able to get into a hospital for the privilege of dying while waiting for treatment.


15 posted on 05/01/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kartographer

Exactly! Billions of $$ go to nations that hate us, 0’s cronies (wind farms, vacays and fundraising, etc) and welfare for all of the gibsmedats and illegals, yet NO $$ for those who’ve protected us. Sickening, to say least.

RIP to this man and all who’ve served yet have had to suffer due to lack of proper medical care and treatment. A d@#n shame.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 10:35:02 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Enterprise

Thanks. I believe that there is an agreed upon rationing in the VA concerning medical care and disability payments. Make believe pig farmers and men who dress like babies automatically receive support from the government. My Dad led patrols in front of the lines in Korea under fire and was ignored.


17 posted on 05/01/2014 10:38:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Enterprise

RIP

Sad commentary when the ONLY agencies that NEVER have any financial ‘problem’s are WELFARE and all the related freebies
AND Members of Congress etal who just keep rolling along STEALING our money to care for themselves and the freeloaders.

Really Pathetic.

ANYONE WHO DOESN’T FEEL TERM LIMITS IS NEEDED, NOW MORE THAN EVER, JUST ISN’T PAYING ATTENTION.

‘WE’, as a whole, have learned nothing from the McNamara days when the ‘powers that be’ thought a ‘numbers juggler’ was thoroughly capable of running our Defense Department - He ran it all right -basically right into the ground then Carter came along and continued. RR rebuilt us to a good strength then Bush, W Bush and another bunch of NWO types are rendering us ‘helpless’, while this malmisadministration is putting the icing on the cake by purging ‘non believers’ and willingly filling the ranks with ‘undesirables’, while gutting the ROE for those in “Harms Way”.

I never could understand people going to and parents allowing ‘kids’ to flee to Canada during VN but I guarantee if any of my Grandkids wanted to go in I will definitely discourage them and if a draft were reinstated, I would personally drive them to the border...AND MAY JUST GO WITH THEM.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 10:39:36 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) --"On occasion, nothing said says a lot more than saying something".)
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To: Enterprise

VA hospitals are not the place to go for emergency care. These are gubmint “care facilities” that provide substandard care, treatments, and pain management and all patient care decisions require a review board prior to admittance.

I watched my dad suffer at the hands of this system from 1968 through 1990 because of their botched decisions. When I look back it reminds me of books or movies where they portray Soviet era doctors as drunks who constantly make mistakes based on a 3 minute exam so they can go back doing what they were doing before being rudely summoned to see a patient in need of care!


19 posted on 05/01/2014 10:44:35 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Enterprise

VA care is government care regardless the worthiness of those who receive it.

When government care is coerced on the nation, it’s communism.


20 posted on 05/01/2014 10:50:06 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Enterprise

Those who spat on our returning troops, and those whom they taught are the ones running our government. This is their way of getting one final jab at them. They show more compassion toward the enemy combatants at Gitmo than those who protect us.


21 posted on 05/01/2014 10:52:12 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Enterprise

5000 hours to help others and this happens to him.

Awful.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 10:57:00 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Enterprise

So sad for a blind veteran that had also spent so many volunteer hours. She deserved so much better.

“Dee Redwine, who accompanied Niccum to the medical center and stayed by her side that evening, said she was disappointed by the report, which she believes does not adequately capture her friend’s pain and confusion while awaiting care. She contends it glosses over rude and dismissive conduct by hospital staff toward Niccum during her struggles.”


23 posted on 05/01/2014 10:58:11 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Enterprise

I have been to the VA hospital in Detroit many times. The docs and nurses have all been great. Very professional and caring. The paper pushers are invariably fat, lazy, surly, unhelpful scumbags who do not wish to be bothered to actually do their job. Typical fedgov employees. I don’t know about other VA hospitals. IMO, all employees of VA should be vets. That simple requirement would solve most of the problems at VA.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 11:11:09 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: Enterprise

baby boomers who as a group largely embraced/demanded abortion rights as part of free love/my choice crap, your progeny has learned far more about “burdens’ and they don’t just occur at the beginning of life. as you are all going to find out. they have learned far better from you than you could imagine. and you will see just how much.

note i’m saying explicitly i am not lumping boomers who aren’t pro-aborts in here. talking as a majority of that demo group here.


25 posted on 05/01/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: shooter223

docs and nurses have to be highly trained and generally take pride in their abilities.

govt paper pushers, etc - are quota filled, affirmative action placements, not there for their personal expertise.


26 posted on 05/01/2014 11:48:00 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Enterprise

DAMNIT , we promised our Vets this care ... what the hell’s wrong with our F***ing politicians !?


27 posted on 05/01/2014 11:55:50 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Enterprise
Americans will, must rise up against this communist/socialist/marxist/muzzie supporting govt. in OUR White House. Don't know when, don't know how, but when we Americans have had enough, we do something about it. I met a WWII vet, a pilot, recently. He spoke of all his buddies that were lost in WWII, and how they must not have died in vain...that we are in the fight of our lives to save this country, and we'd better become the “next greatest generation” and fight like hell, and take back this country. Amen.
28 posted on 05/01/2014 11:57:23 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Enterprise

Under Obama, We don’t even get the pill Obama wants to give to granny.

What an evil despicable man.


29 posted on 05/01/2014 1:26:49 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Enterprise
The military owe barack some payback for the way he has treated them. When it's time to protect the ahole in OUR White house, they should just turn their backs on him.
30 posted on 05/02/2014 12:27:16 AM PDT by itssme
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