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'INTERNAL VA EMAIL' REVEALS LOS ANGELES VA HOSPITAL 'MANIPULATED' RECORDS
Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW

Posted on 05/29/2014 10:33:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

On the floor of the House Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs featured a dialogue between Chairman Jeff Miller and Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations at the Veterans Health Administration. Another shocking piece of information about VA hospitals was revealed during that exchange.

Miller revealed he had received an email from an employee at the Los Angeles VA Medical Center in which the employee raised concerns over the status of patient wait times and the possible manipulation of records. The director of the facility responded to colleagues via email and said that the employee raising concerns was a “disgruntled employee.” Later, however, a senior official remarked that “there appears to be inappropriate actions by the supervisor in Los Angeles.”

When Lynch responded to the email by saying that the VA told him that these matters involved the cancellation of radiology orders and that the patients were made aware of the changes, Miller took a quick look at a document handed to him and retorted that the email was not about radiology orders.

In 2011, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit major VA medical centers across the country. Finally, in 2013, the audit concluded that the scheduling policy in place at the VA was inherently flawed and was not representative of the actual wait times that veterans were enduring. On Wednesday, the inspector general report confirmed allegations in Phoenix that VA employees manipulated wait times.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuse; bonusmoney; corruption; coverup; fraud; govtabuse; homicide; incompetence; neglect; obama; obamasfault; obstruction; scandals; va; vascandal

1 posted on 05/29/2014 10:33:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

drip, drip, drip...


2 posted on 05/29/2014 10:38:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jim Robinson

Its all a game to these bureaucratic B@$+@rds.

Veterans are nothing more than entries into their books. Their sacrifice means nothing. The sad thing is that many of these B@$+@rds are veterans themselves.

Bureaucrats have no soul. The VA is run by self serving sociopaths.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 10:43:58 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Jim Robinson

It might be easier to ask if there are any VA hospitals that did NOT manipulate records.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 10:47:48 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: smokingfrog
DRIP, DRIP, DRIP is correct!


5 posted on 05/29/2014 10:52:36 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: P-Marlowe
Its all a game to these bureaucratic B@$+@rds.

Veterans are nothing more than entries into their books. Their sacrifice means nothing.

As described in "Cancer Ward" by Solzhenitsyn,.

6 posted on 05/29/2014 10:57:52 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: spokeshave

So make all the congress critters get their medicals from the VA.....for economy etc.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 10:59:19 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m betting when all is investigated ALL will be involved.

We must continually remind the public that this is what obamacare will be without having the option of using the current hospitals to clear up the mess as now suggested


8 posted on 05/29/2014 11:04:45 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

And you can bet the Democrats and their media allies will see to it that a paper trail of the VA’s problems goes all the way back to the Bush years.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 11:09:12 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Mark17

My husband has nothing but praise for the treatment he has received at our local VA Center. Since this scandle broke, there have been letters to the editor praising our VA, too. So, some facilities are delivering the rightful service to our vets.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 11:24:44 PM PDT by raisincane (I'm a resident of Realville.)
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To: raisincane

The few times I was able to get into the VA, it seemed ok, but I do remember it took several years to get my disability claim through. Fortunately, being retired, I was able to use the USAF active duty hospital, because it was so hard to get into the VA clinic. I never had a problem getting into the USAF hospital, but it was hard to get an appointment at the VA clinic. I don”t know about their books, but maybe someone is looking at them.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 11:35:07 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Jim Robinson

First of all, a doctor at the VA told McCain about this last year.

Second, if politicians knew about this problem they should have been visiting VA Hospitals during their “vacations” instead of going on “fact finding” missions to tropical islands. Do some fact finding at the VA hospitals.

Third, they’re concentrating on the fake lists. They need to be concentrating on why administrators found it necessary to make these fake lists. Obviously, it’s because, for some reason, they weren’t able to treat the number of patients they had. Find out why that is. Then prosecute the liars who made the fake lists and collected their bonuses.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 11:54:59 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: dowcaet

The. It’s our jobs to get that trail way back to the Clinton years!


13 posted on 05/30/2014 1:22:52 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: VerySadAmerican

I agree with you.

There is also the issue why this “coincidentally” was happening at more than one location. What does this show about what directors at various hospitals understood was expected of them? The fish rots at the head.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 1:23:43 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

The fish head is rotten.
IRS gets blamed on agents in Cincinatti.
VA gets blamed on Phoenix.
According to the govt media, none of this crap ends up back at the top. Even the DOJ is apparently roque.
All this garbage originates from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 4:22:42 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s time to eliminate the salary bonus system for all federal government employees and appointees.

If performance bonuses are available these people will lie, cheat, steal, kill and ignore all laws and restraints to get their hands on the money.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 4:25:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Deputy, Assistant, Undersecretary? WTF? No private business would condone such bull$hit. This is exactly why there never is or never will be any accountability on government.
17 posted on 05/30/2014 4:56:06 AM PDT by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: Texas resident

Yes, that is what I think too. Have a great weekend.


18 posted on 05/30/2014 6:18:39 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Its all about the BONUS!!!


19 posted on 05/30/2014 6:23:37 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Jim Robinson

Can someone please post that circa 2009 Paul Krugman piece saying that he VA should be the model for healthcare reform?

Pleeeeaaaase? I’m on my cell phone, can’t do it myself ...


20 posted on 05/30/2014 6:28:26 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Iron Munro

That happens in private industry too.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 7:14:48 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Rep. Miller should ask to see all correspondence from vets to their Congressperson, complain9ing about VA care and asking for assistance from the representative’s office.

I’d bet that EVERY representative has numerous complaints and Congress HAS DONE NOTHING!!


22 posted on 05/30/2014 8:54:25 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Privatize...Privatize...Privatize!!!


23 posted on 05/30/2014 9:47:21 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: redgolum
That happens in private industry too.,p> True.

But that's not taxpayer money or a government managed service.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 10:11:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: QT3.14

Un-freaking believable.

Thanks for posting this information.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 10:31:17 AM PDT by FBD
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26 posted on 05/31/2014 10:33:53 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Does anyone have an update on the lawsuit with a VA hospital, where a veteran who was waiting for dialysis treatment for four hours was killed by police? He tried to leave with the needle still in his arm, and the hospital staff had him tackled by police , and they stomped on his neck and caused a stroke. He died shortly thereafter.

I’m looking for the photos and updates of that, please post links to this article thanks.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 10:39:11 AM PDT by FBD
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To: Jim Robinson

If you want to know why our gubment is an idiotic mess, just meditate on that azz clowns title: Assistant Deputy Undersecretary. (Drops microphone, walks away).


28 posted on 05/31/2014 3:26:01 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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