Skip to comments.He KNEW! Obama told of Veterans Affairs health care debacle as far back as 2008
Posted on 05/19/2014 8:49:55 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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 shouldnt 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.
In recent months, reports have surfaced about secret wait lists at facilities across the country and, in the case of a Phoenix VA facility, accusations that officials cooked the books to try to hide long wait times. Some families said veterans died while on a secret wait list at the Phoenix facility.
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Of course he knew. Why do you think he is ‘mad as hell’ that people found out about it.
So he lied when he feigned outrage over finding out.
Oh, the Obama dictatorship (and its press corpse of ready defenders) are IMMEDIATELY ready to IMMEDIATELY investigate ANYTHING that will link ANY scandal to “during the Bush administration” at ANY time ....
Let me be the first to say it: “Bush’s fault!” (You know they’ll go there)
Wait, but we were recently told by the MSM that Obama was really mad, like really, really mad, upon hearing about this just days ago.
Of course he knew.
Everyone in his corrupt Islamic antiAmerican
administration HATES vets, HATES Americans, and hates
anyone who does not follow the Koran.
Nothing coming out of this administration surprises me anymore.
House, start impeachment now.
Yikes bammy has been mad as hell for all these years about this.
First 0bama was “mad as hell” and now it’s Bush’s fault, Jarrett’s got it taken care of for zero.
They did go there...in the article:
"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."
I would have been surprised to learn he didn’t know about it all along.
When watching Democrats, if you keep in mind that they are all “top down” administrators, you can usually assume that the higher ups knew about it.
Remember Carter? He had to personally approve everything, and with a wishy washy indecisive man like he, top down becomes a nightmare disaster.
Does anyone know about this?
Jim sure he knew that is why he has had two major tv ads going showing how the Dems love vets.
1. His wookie and Joan Biden lovingly talking about how wonderful our vets are.
2. His movie and tv crony actors/actresses talking about having our vets 6, while his thugs at the VA were making VA hospitals a nightmare for our vets.
Typical libs. They talk a good game and never have positive results.
He can get out those $50,000 federal checks right away to all those Democrat make-believe pig farmers, but Veterans wait years.
I hate to say this but did Bush know. Why didn’t President Bush fix this and close our borders.
TWO WORDS.....IMPEACH OBAMA!!!
Because he just wasn't that great of a President? Far, far, far better than what we have now and better than his father but certainly no Reagan.
Jim, what has happened in our VA Hospitals and the link below is the grim reality of how the rats hate our veterans.
Police Arming for War against Veterans (2 VIDEOS)
Eagle Rising ^ | May 19 2014 | Onan Coca
Posted by PoloSec
Not only has the Obama administration waged war on our veterans through the VA Scandal, now there is whole new front of attack on our veterans we have to worry about.
In a terrifying news report on the militarization of our police forces watch as a veteran officer of the Indiana police remarks that police are having to prepare for returning veterans with the ability to make IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices).
Thats right. One of the reasons our police forces are giving for having to become more like military forces is the soldiers returning home from the front.
Its scary watching our police forces become militarized but its even scarier to hear some of their reasons for doing so. Crime, including violent crime, has been dropping across the country over the last 30 years, yet somehow this police officer believes that crime has gotten worse since hes become a cop?
Its reasoning just like his that is militarizing our police and its a dangerous precedent to set.
So while local police forces all over the country are militarizing - the President of the United States is simultaneously pushing hard to take guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens because weapons of war dont belong on our streets.
In fact, while the President and the Pentagon pour these powerful military weapons onto our streets, they are demanding that we turn in weapons that are much weaker by contrast. Interestingly, the President seems to believe that our semi-automatic rifles have no place on the street, but he has no problem when local police forces get much stronger and deadlier weapons to use against us.
We shouldnt stop there. We should restore the ban on military-style assault weapons and a 10-round limit for magazines. And that deserves a vote in Congress because weapons of war have no place on our streets, or in our schools, or threatening our law enforcement officers. Our law enforcement officers should never be out-gunned on the streets.
Our founders endlessly debated the idea of a standing military force. In the end it was deemed necessary. Can you imagine how irate they would be to learn that todays America has MULTIPLE standing militaries? The military, our police, and dozens of federal agencies are all now well equipped to control us if need be.
I dont want to sound like someone with a brain-load of conspiracy theories BUT if weve learned anything over the last few years its that we cant trust our government.
So does it sound wise to give up our means of protecting ourselves (the 2nd Amendment) while at the same time watching our government arm all of its different agencies to the teeth?
I dont think so.”
At what point will anyone of import stand up and accuse the president of “dereliction of duty”?
What’s more, when will anyone of import hold him accountable for not dealing with the myriad items that he had to know about (or should reasonably have known about); all of which would get any CEO booted and rightfully so?
Jim......will any American or American organization put forth a “country wide” petition calling for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama? This VA scandal is murder....no matter how you look at it!!! Obama should not only be impeached...he should spend the rest of his useless life in prison!!! We need a petition like the “Obamacare” petition of last year’s sponsored by United States Senators!!! I believe millions of Americans would sign it!!!
Better bomb some aspirin factory quick.
Our vets need to change their surname to non standard white guy surname, and then demand a sex change after their health problems are taken care of.
VA Fast-Tracks Sex Change for Manning While Vets Die on ...
3 days ago - ... Hagel has formally approved the request of Pvt. Bradley Manning, convicted for ... undergo expensive hormone therapy and surgery to become a woman. ... Manning, whose taxpayer-funded request to change his name from Bradley ... Sex change treatments can last several years.
The pentagon is not in charge of vet care unless the vets are recovering at Bethesda or another military hospital. When they are discharged due to medical reasons, they then go to a Veterans Hospital.
These Veterans are often in VA hospitals run by liberals and staffed by liberals. Since Obozo became president, he has appointed the heads of the VA. They answer to Obozo not the pentagon.
Up until 2 days ago, I never got the idea Obama had anything to do with this. (Meaning, he directed it) In reality I still don’t. However, knowing about this and doing nothing is just as bad.
I don’t see why they just put PVT Manning to sleep. Can really call him Private anymore? He committed treason.
ALL giant bureaucracies have a certain level of resistance to change and a certain lack of drive derived from the extreme regulatory and rule-centric - as opposed to rational opportunity centric - mode of operations they all have. You succeed and keep your job in such organizations by following every rule to the T, not by pointing up errors and rocking the boat. Only some crisis produces change.
Below is a big reason we don’t money to treat our wounded warriors in VA hospitals, the Obozoites are spending that money on illegals.
U.S. Air Base Provides Comfort and Benefits for 1,000 Illegal Immigrants in Texas
Breitbart’s Texas ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kristin Tate
Posted on by 2ndDivisionVet
Since May 18, the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas has been home to 1,000 illegal immigrant children, according to a report by the San Antonio Express-News. The decision to utilize the base comes as an overwhelming number of young people have been caught crossing the Mexican/U.S. border during recent months.
Children and teens brought to Lackland will be provided with education, foster care programs, and “behavioral treatment centers.” The projected cost of such programs, as well as the cost of the housing, has not been disclosed to U.S. taxpayers.
The federal government was forced to utilize Lackland as its own facilities can no longer accommodate the number of illegal immigrants waiting to be processed, reports state.
At the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) sector alone, more than 1,000 illegal immigrants are being apprehended per day.
RGV Border Patrol spokesman Daniel Tirado told Breitbart Texas that his sector is overwhelmed with the number of illegal immigrants that currently need to be processed. “We’re catching an average of 1,000 per day and our agents are processing them around the clock. Processing takes between one to two hours per individual—it varies case by case,” he said.
Tirado’s sector has been so overwhelmed, in fact, that 100 illegal immigrants were recently transported via plane to El Paso for processing....
Veterans Affairs and Death by Bureaucracy
Posted By Arnold Ahlert On May 20, 2014 @ 12:19 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage
There may finally be a scandal engulfing the Obama administration that even Democrats and their media collaborators cant obfuscate. What happened at the VA facility in Phoenix, AZ, where employees created two sets of waiting lists to make it seem patients were being treated in a timely mannerand as many as 40 veterans allegedly died while languishing on the secret listis an anomaly. Six more whistleblowers from around the nation have stepped forward, alleging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities they worked at also cooked the books.
The despicable subterfuge, allegedly occurring in at least seven VA Medical Centers in Arizona, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina and Illinois is as simple as it was heartless. The official waiting list is the one that ostensibly met the VAs policy, implemented by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki in 2010. It set a 14-day time limit to provide care for a veteran making an initial application for an appointment. Yet by the agencys own admission, only 41 percent of new VA medical patients were seen within that period in 2013, down from 90 percent in 2012.
THE REST OF THE SCANDAL
Veterans Hospitals Death Panel Scandal Is a Preview of Life Under Obamacare.
The best example of how Obamacares death panels is going to work, is the scandal of the unknown number of veteran sentenced to death for being denied or delayed medical assistance by government bureaucracies of the V.A.
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