Skip to comments.VA scandal grows wider in Midwest
Posted on 06/05/2014 8:21:48 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
VA health care facilities in the Kansas City area and Wichita have become part of a widening investigation into patient waiting lists by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general, Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas said Wednesday.
A Kansas City area primary care clinic was among the VA health facilities keeping veterans on unofficial secret patient lists that could leave them stranded without medical care.
The unnamed clinic, apparently one of seven associated with the Kansas City VA Medical Center, had about 30 veterans on its unofficial list. All the patients have been scheduled to be seen within the next two weeks, and none has been harmed by delays in their care, the regional VA office in Kansas City told Morans staffers.
The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita also kept a secret patient list. A recent review by the hospital of 385 patient records found 14 patients who had not received care. All have been scheduled for appointments, hospital director Francisco Vazquez told Morans office.
The new information is an early glimpse at the extent of a VA scandal that has been growing since revelations earlier this year that the Phoenix VA Health Care System placed veterans on secret waiting lists rather than enter them into the official computerized scheduling system. Some veterans allegedly died while waiting for care.
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Here is , to me, the worst part.
We COULD make the Veteran’s Hospital System the finest ‘care’ system in the world.
Was everyone seeking care put on a secret waiting list? Or are some people more equal than others? And what was the criteria? And who was making the decisions on who got on and who got off.
The thing about a secret waiting list is that it is secret.
It would be one thing, although a bad thing, to have a secret list that was a neutral queue.
It would be quite another level of bad thing if the secret lists were “managed” The VA is an union shop. I just can’t help wondering if secret lists were influenced by financial or political considerations.
What’s up with govt run hospitals and waitlists??? Happens in almost every country with Single payer.
oh, ok then.
How dare those veterans fake such a condition.
The purpose of the secret waiting lists was to game the system to be eligible for bonuses. Funny about how widespread this was. Almost like somebody sent out a memo advising facilities on how to do this.
Thanks for posting.
This is the death panel Sarah was talking about with Obamacare. They R trying it out on Vets because they most of them vote GOP! Then look at all the illegals they dumping all over country its all about votes people.
Well-said, ducks1944. BTTT!
I believe Obama orchestrated the Bergdahl release to get folks to stop focusing on the VA Scandal.
For the sake of our Veterans, we must work to keep the VA Scandal on the Front Page of News Outlets...