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Obama warned about VA wait-time problems during 2008 transition
Washington Times ^ | 5/18/14 | Jim McElhatton -

Posted on 05/18/2014 10:00:55 PM PDT by Nachum

The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal.

Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldn’t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting.

“This is not only a data integrity issue in which [Veterans Health Administration] reports unreliable performance data; it affects quality of care by delaying — and potentially denying — deserving veterans timely care,” the officials wrote.

The briefing materials, obtained by The Washington Times through the Freedom of Information Act, make clear that the problems existed well before Mr. Obama took office, dating back at least to the Bush administration. But the materials raise questions about what actions the department took since 2009 to remedy the problems.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; va; vadeathpanel; vahospitals; vawaitlistscandal; warned

1 posted on 05/18/2014 10:00:55 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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2 posted on 05/18/2014 10:01:20 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Dickhead...


3 posted on 05/18/2014 10:02:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Nachum; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty/Retiree ping.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 10:03:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Nachum

He didn’t much care about it then, either.


5 posted on 05/18/2014 10:03:52 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Nachum

I knew it wasn’t his fault. It was Bush’s fault.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 10:05:12 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Jet Jaguar
Dickhead...

Dickweed?

7 posted on 05/18/2014 10:05:14 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum; Jet Jaguar
Dickweed?

Well... I heard he really likes the first four letters, and the last four letters.

8 posted on 05/18/2014 10:08:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2; Nachum

Dickhead...
Dickweed?

Both work.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 10:10:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Nachum
His reaction...
10 posted on 05/18/2014 10:11:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Nachum

I heard one news report say that it started two years ago.......that was quickly buried. Now of course, it is BUSH’S FAULT!


11 posted on 05/18/2014 10:16:49 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Nachum
Vets were dying and 0bama did nothing.

People were dying in Benghazi and 0bama did nothing.

Mexican citizens by the score and Federal agents were being killed by guns the ATF was sending to Mexico and 0bama did nothing.

12 posted on 05/18/2014 10:17:02 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: petitfour

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13 posted on 05/18/2014 10:19:30 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Nachum

“The briefing materials, obtained by The Washington Times through the Freedom of Information Act, make clear that the problems existed well before Mr. Obama took office, dating back at least to the Bush administration.”

Looks like there are Democratic Operatives at the Washington Times that are attempting to place the responsibility of the VA Hospital Scandal off on George W. Bush.

Nice try, but the truth is that the VA Wait List problems begin and end with Obama.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 10:55:14 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Nachum

Don’t worry Obama will not rest until he gets to the bottom of this,except of course if it conflicts with Marthas Vineyard


15 posted on 05/19/2014 3:39:19 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

Another major reason for his impeachment.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 4:53:49 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Nachum

The conservative response should not be defending Bush. The correct response is, “What has he done over the past 5 years to correct the problem and when will it be fixed.”

Obama has been in office 5 years and still shirks accountability. The GOP should be pounding him for poor management. Republicans should be publicly stating, “The federal government is unable to provide decent healthcare for less than 2% of the population in the VA hospitals. Based on this proven record of incompetence is insanity to believe this administration can effectively manage the healthcare of all Americans. We must repeal the ACA to avoid the needless death and suffering of millions of Americans and immediately put new management in place to fix the VA medical system.” Every GOP candidate this season should be constantly speaking these talking points.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 4:58:17 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Likes weed and head


18 posted on 05/19/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Nachum; All

Since so many VA deaths have occurred over such a long period of time due to Arizona VA Hospital waiting list procedures, would it be proper and honorable that former Vet, and current US Senator John McCain immediately resign from the US Senate?

“If you don’t earn your pay, then you cannot stay!”


19 posted on 05/19/2014 7:07:47 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: petitfour

Of course, everything is Bush’s fault, “found” by a lib rag just in time to save nobama. These “progressives” will not ever accept any responsibility for their actions.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 7:17:52 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Nachum

But but but he gave out cell phones.

/s


21 posted on 05/19/2014 7:26:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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