Skip to comments.VA head says (additional) 18 vets left off wait list have died
Posted on 06/07/2014 6:25:40 AM PDT by xzins
In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs' scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died.
"I will come personally and apologize to the survivors," Gibson said Thursday.
Gibson's remarks during a visit to Phoenix were the latest related to the scandal over long patient waits for care and falsified records covering up the delays at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide.
The 18 veterans who died were among 1,700 veterans identified in a report last week by the VA's inspector general as being "at risk of being lost or forgotten." The investigation also found broad and deep-seated problems with delays in patient care and manipulation of waiting lists throughout the sprawling VA health care system, which provides medical care to about 9 million veterans and family members.
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This is what government health care has in store for America.
The enemy couldn’t do it, so they’ve brought the killing fields to our VA hospitals
Can’t wait for obamacare to fully kick in...
And those lying Leftist castigated Sarah Palin for her absolutely correct assertion that ObamaCare will have Death Panels that will deny service to patients. Rationing is definitely a necessity in a nation of 350,000,000 people.
Death panels. And used for the tawdry purpose of increasing govt employee bonuses.
Meanwhile, illegals, come on up. Bring your kids. The American dream is yours.
This one makes me very mad ........
It’s not just Phoenix where this BS is going on. It is no wonder why government workers want to keep demos and bigger government in power. They’re breaking the rest of us.
American workers WILL demand minimum wage, AT LEAST. It's all about the profit margin, I guess.
The Mexican government writes brochures on how to sneak into the U.S. but their SOUTHERN border--shut tight against any Central/South American illegal as THEY will work for even LESS than the Mexicans.
The Central Americans call MEXICO the "giant of the north."
I never understood the VA concept anyways, why not place these people who are veterans under urgent care with other disabled Americans, or offer them a common health provision. It almost seems to me like the ACA isn’t helping them much by means of a separate system.
Hey! Hey! O-Bam-Ay!
How many Vets did you kill today?
Lawyer up, families and screw the US Government right into the ground. Can anyone day “Class Action”? I know you can.
What’s all the complaining? At least the VA lawns are manicured and the furniture in the administrators’ offices is new.
V A ping.
Why sign up for Obama death panels, when the VA is already completing that mission?
All I want is for Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Biden to receive the same healthcare that our vets currently get. It’s only fair.
Then give the vets health insurance or healthcare vouchers that they can spend wherever they wish.
It's hard to believe that everyone working for the VA didn't know how long it was taking vets to gets appointments. There should've been thousands of whistle blowers. I also can't believe that HOR and Senators weren't getting calls daily about the difficulty in getting appointments.
In DC, nobody is running the show, at least in terms of the real needs of US citizens.
I’ve been waiting 10 years for an appointment. They kicked the paperwork back twice and I got frustrated and quit trying.