Skip to comments.VA Audit: 6 Percent of Appointments Over 30 Days in San Diego
Posted on 06/09/2014 2:45:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
In San Diego 4,021 or 6 percent of veterans seeking medical care were scheduled for a date beyond 30 days according to the audit
New details from the Department of Veterans Affairs national audit revealed there are over 57,000 new patients awaiting appointments at VA hospitals and clinics.
As of May 15, the audit shows VHA had over 6 million appointments scheduled overall. In San Diego, there were 65,764 scheduled.
Of those 4,021 or 6 percent were scheduled for a date beyond 30 days. That number was higher than the 4 percent average across the U.S. according to the audit.
The Israelis I worked with raved about their free medical care. Then they’d say something like, “Weeellll, if you want faster service or something extra you slip a few shekels under the table. But you learn how to work the system.” Having to bribe somebody to get something that’s “free” didn’t seem to them to be morally wrong, or even unusual. But what about the people who can’t afford the bribe? Aren’t they the ones this system was really for? (Because the guys I worked with were relatively wealthy.)
When something is free it is necessarily substandard. I was almost killed at my college’s free clinic. When I went to my regular doctor he was appalled at what they’d done.
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