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VA Wait Lists A Preview of Coming Attractions
The Daily Caller ^ | 5/8/14 | Brian C Joondeph

Posted on 05/09/2014 10:01:19 AM PDT by tips up

A Veterans Administration hospital in Fort Collins Colorado, it was recently revealed, falsified its wait times for outpatient clinic appointments. In order to appear to meet the goal of clinic appointments within 14 days, the hospital taught its clerks how to falsify the appointment records to create the illusion that the appointment goals were being met. Many of the 6,300 veterans treated at this clinic actually waited months for their appointments. Yet the clinic clerks were required to “cook the books” else they were punished by being placed on a “bad boy list.” Aside from the moral outrage of treating our veterans in such a callous manner, this episode provides a glimpse of coming attractions for health care delivery in the US.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/08/va-wait-lists-a-preview-of-coming-attractions/#ixzz31Er8r9AL

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obamacare; va
Obamacare is leading us to a VA style health care system.
1 posted on 05/09/2014 10:01:19 AM PDT by tips up
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To: tips up

“”Turns out I’m really good at killing people,” Obama said quietly, “Didn’t know that was gonna be a strong suit of mine.” “


2 posted on 05/09/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT by Paladin2
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From the article.

It’s also the progressive holy grail of single payer universal health care. The president is a proponent of such a system, as is his former Medicare chief Donald Berwick. The U.S. health care system is sliding toward single payer, so it would be instructive to consider how the VA news foreshadows the future.

This happens in every country that adopted socialized medicine, we are no different. History is a good teacher, democrats and too many republicans aren't willing to learn


3 posted on 05/09/2014 10:10:20 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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Make the VA executives wait six or seven years for their paychecks. Turnabout is fair play.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 10:25:27 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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I’d never ever serve again for this government....

I would recommend anyone contemplating service, not to do so.

Disgrace does not begin to describe this. Once upon a time, this would have been breaking news with heads rolling, resignations, and possible criminal charges.

Now it’s just a warning to civilians of what’s coming for them.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 10:53:04 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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