Skip to comments.Report: Obama Administration Has Known About VA Secret Wait Lists For Years
Posted on 06/13/2014 7:12:56 PM PDT by Roos_Girl
According to a report from the Daily Caller, the Obama administration has been aware of allegations about the VAs secret waiting lists since 2010:
The administration knew that an internal VA investigation into secret paper waiting lists was conducted in 2010 under (recently-resigned Secretary Eric) Shinseki.
According to an August 17, 2010 VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report entitled Review of Alleged Use of Unauthorized Wait Lists at the Portland VA Medical Center:
We conducted this review to determine the validity of an allegation that senior officials in Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 (VISN) instructed employees at the Portland VA Medical Center to use unauthorized wait lists to hide access and scheduling problems.
It gets worse: The OIG received an anonymous e-mail alleging the use of unauthorized paper wait lists, and that the clinics had over 3,500 patients waiting more than 30 days for appointments, according to the report.
The IG report noted that We did not substantiate the allegation about the unauthorized wait lists but nonetheless found that some staff did not notify more than 2,000 patients of follow-up appointments.
No one admitted to either instructing or being instructed to use unauthorized paper wait lists, the report stated. We also conducted visual inspections of schedulers work areas and found no evidence of paper wait lists.
The questions are obvious: How far up the chain of command did knowledge of the allegations go?
Was Obama himself aware of the investigation in 2010?
Did the IG report fail to substantiate the allegations simply because no one admitted to either instructing or being instructed to use paper wait lists?
If Obama was aware of the 2010 investigation, why did he say, on May 22, 2014, that he stood by the embattled Secretary and would allow him to conduct (another) investigation? (Shinseki resigned within the week.)
Given that Obama promised in a March 2007 speech while running for president comprehensive reform and a 21st century VA, is it reasonable to assume that he should have known about the 2010 allegations and personally looked into them? And if he didnt, why not?
he lied....America Cried
” an internal VA investigation into secret paper waiting lists was conducted in 2010 under (recently-resigned Secretary Eric) Shinseki”
so thats why the rush...to resign..oh my
I guess e-mails from this will disappear as well as the IRS mails?
so, not only a marxist Muslim, he is also a eugenicist willing to sacrifice the lives of those who need help for the greater good of the community he is organizing.
” We also conducted visual inspections of schedulers work areas and found no evidence of paper wait lists.
Which were announced thirty days in advance no doubt.
So what, nobody has the gonads to do anything about it! Life will go on as usual and this knowledge will fall into the dustbin of history, just like every other stupid thing our Idiot in Chief has done and will do. G_d , this makes me so mad and frustrated.
Agreed, on all points.
When the charges first surfaced at the Phoenix VA, I sad to wait and see if the same charges are made at other VA facilities. If so, then it is POLICY, not just an oversight. WELL, IT WAS OBAMA ADMIN POLICY. It happened, exactly the same way, at numerous facilities. Who will be charged with the murders of those who died waiting?
And now they want to spend another BILLION on the illegal kids Obama invited.
..a eugenicist? He might be all the others, but he made a tricky u-turn somewhere if hes that
Exactly. The various facilities didn’t come up with the same paper waiting list policy on their own; there was coordination. No doubt emails will disappear or some mid-level flunkie will confess and be reassigned to a cushy promotion and that will be the end of it. It’s difficult to have much confidence that Republicans, the same party that cried when Cantor lost his primary, will do anything or be effective if they even try.
It just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?
If they had their way, they’d expand it.
Bingo, you win the FR award for good insight into Herr Obozo, our Sunni Potus and his VA program designed to kill and weaken our wounded warriors:
“Well come on man, if we give money to the vets for healthcare then how is the IRS going to pay that $4.2 BILLION to illegals?
IRS sent $4.2 billion in checks to illegal immigrants in one year
And now they want to spend another BILLION on the illegal kids Obama invited to America.”
Most of the vets are Republican patriots, most of the "community" are Democrat dependents who will let him get away with anything in return for a free lunch.
V A ping.