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  • Time to Get the VA Out of Medical Care Delivery

    02/05/2017 11:53:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2017 | Mike Ford
    To all my fellow veterans, I'm about to tip a sacred cow here. I would ask that for the sake of our many fellow warriors who need relief ASAP, please read this with an open mind and a willingness to offer tweaks, embellishments or outright different approaches:Many of us can agree that the Veterans Administration has done a less-than-stellar job in delivering timely, high-quality and cost-effective medical care, especially when it comes to "wait times," for veterans injured serving this great nation. However, there is one piece of good news in this situation: The American public is outraged and sincerely...
  • Trump team eyes Scott Brown for Veterans Affairs secretary

    11/18/2016 7:47:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 89 replies ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Daniel Halper and Carl Campanile
    Scott Brown is being considered for Veterans Affairs secretary — a position the former Massachusetts Republican senator says he would accept if offered. “The VA is in trouble. Soldiers are dying while waiting, employee morale is low and it needs to be fixed,” Brown told The Post in an email. “Having served for 35 years in military, last 4 years at Pentagon, serving on Armed Services, Veterans and working on these issues for decades, it would be a great challenge to fix and a great honor to serve if asked. Time will tell,” he added. Brown, who moved a couple...
  • I-Team: Fix Meant To Improve Veterans’ Access To Medical Care Is Broken(CHOICE)

    05/15/2016 6:14:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 5/13/2016 | Ryan Kath
    After a national wait time scandal, it was supposed to be a program that helped veterans get access to faster, more convenient medical care. However, the I-Team discovered the Veterans Choice program implemented at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is fraught with issues. Some of the problems include a confusing appointment process, health care providers not getting paid, and veterans being harassed by bill collectors. Treatment approved, then denied When Stephen DuLong needs to see a doctor, he usually makes the trip from his home in Onset, Mass. up to a VA facility in Boston. But last summer, the...
  • Requiem for a VA Victim

    04/06/2016 4:59:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | April 6, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    What does a suffering military veteran have to do to force an unresponsive government to change its ways? How about self-immolating in front of his VA clinic? Hello, paper-pushers and desk jockeys? Are you there? Would the heat, the smoke and the smell of burning flesh rouse you in the least? Nope. Apparently, even this horror is not enough to move the inert bureaucrats at the Department of Veterans Affairs -- let alone the indifferent tango dancer-in-chief. While President Obama sashayed in Buenos Aires two weeks ago, proud Navy veteran Charles Richard Ingram III, 51, made his last life's journey....
  • VA hides failed hospital chief on the other side of the world

    02/24/2016 5:09:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | February 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    How many more of these stories are out there waiting to be told? The Daily Caller has struck again in their ongoing investigation of corruption at the VA, as well as the impossibility of getting rid of anyone who is failing at their job, incompetent or simply breaking the law. This time it’s a story which dates back to 2013. The head of the St. Louis Department of Veterans Affairs hospital at that time was one Rima Nelson. Things didn’t go so well with Rima in charge, and by “not so well” I mean that 1,800 patients were potentially exposed...
  • Another Veterans Day, another political show of rhetoric and bling

    11/11/2015 3:07:35 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/15 | Judi McLeod
    Missouri University: They should have been treated as a child would have been treated The Internet today has been simply aflame with stories and articles about the complete meltdown of sanity at Missouri University (or Mizzou if you prefer) over one of the precious students finding themselves offended by something. Sadly, however, exactly what it was that offended the students was rather elusive. On the other hand, their response to these alleged offenses was utterly evident. For our convenience, the best organized of the student protesters drafted a list of demands, including the termination of the university’s president, which they...
  • Again: Senate Democrats Mount Third Filibuster Against Bill to Pay Troops, Fund Military

    11/06/2015 9:04:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | November 6, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Senate Democrats launched a third consecutive filibuster of the bipartisan defense appropriations bill yesterday, once again blocking consideration of legislation that would fund the United States military and pay members of our armed forces. Yes, it's okay to be thoroughly perplexed by this development. Remember, the ostensible reason that Democrats have engaged in this obstruction over recent months -- which also entailed filibustering the Veterans Affairs appropriations bill -- was to exploit the troops and veterans as leverage to force Republicans to agree to higher federal spending on unrelated matters. It was a cynical play, but thanks in part to President Obama's hyper-partisan veto, it...
  • VA whistleblowers finally exonerated

    07/25/2015 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot ^ | July 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s a rare day when we have a story about the Veterans Administration which winds up focusing on some good news. No… before you get your hopes up, the agency has not been fixed. But there is at least one small sliver of justice coming down the pike which might begin to make the entire ordeal seem worth the battles involved. It seems that the people who blew the whistle on the agency’s corrupt, failed practices and were later punished for doing so are getting some measure of restitution for their trials. (From the WaPo) These whistleblowers have now been...
  • Pinocchio in The White House Press Room

    07/16/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | July 16,2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If anyone needs further evidence the White House is out of touch with reality, it came in an official statement this week that President Obama has made the world a more tranquil place. This was the White House's exaggerated response to a well-documented, front page Wall Street Journal story that concluded "the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn't been seen since the late 1970s." The article also charged that under this administration, "U.S. global power seems increasingly tenuous." This should be obvious to anyone who's been following foreign events -- make that crises -- since Barack Obama,...
  • Politics Have Trumped Ethics In The Obama Administration

    05/22/2014 4:19:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | May 22, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the Walter Reed Army Medical Center scandal broke under the George W. Bush administration, heads rolled. So far, Shinseki seems immune from similar accountability. Almost nothing that former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius promised before, during or after the implementation of the ill-starred Affordable Care Act came true. She was also cited by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel...
  • The Roots of Obama's Madness with Veteran's Scandal

    05/20/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Finally we get to witness the president mad about something. To understand exactly what he's mad about, let's cut to the before and after pictures of the Veterans Administration scandal. So like two weeks ago, dude, when this story first broke of veterans dying because of substandard care, Obama didn't seem so mad then. After all, the guy running the Veterans Administration is still running the show. Two weeks, to me, seems like a long, long time ago for Obama to suddenly be mad. “There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and...
  • VA Fast-Tracks Sex Change for Manning While Vets Die on Waiting Lists (Sickening)

    05/17/2014 8:32:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/16/14 | t rose
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has formally approved the request of Pvt. Bradley Manning, convicted for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, to be temporarily transferred out of military custody in order to undergo expensive hormone therapy and surgery to become a woman. Manning, whose taxpayer-funded request to change his name from Bradley to Chelsea was approved last month by a Kansas court, has been able to obtain repeated diagnoses from military doctors that he suffers from “gender dysphobia”; a condition of someone ‘discontented’ with the sex they were ‘assigned with’ at birth. It was first listed as a medical condition in...
  • The VA's Deadly Bureaucratic Drones

    05/16/2014 4:15:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    At least 40 American veterans are dead thanks to bureaucratic delays at Veterans Affairs clinics. But you wouldn't know it from VA Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki's bland and bloodless demeanor at a Senate hearing Thursday. He droned on like an apathetic office manager fielding complaints about the copier being jammed. Shinseki told the Senate panel he "can't remember" getting warnings from federal watchdogs last fall about ghost clinics and double-scheduling schemes. He said he was "not aware" of explosive book-cooking allegations like the ones at a Fort Collins, Colo., VA facility, where employees were ordered to make their records...
  • Senate Democrat: The VA Is Actually Pretty Awesome, Veterans Love it

    05/14/2014 12:08:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | May 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    That’s an incredible statement given what we now know. To wit, at least seven Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities have now come under heavy criticism for essentially leaving veterans to die. This is not hyperbole. Wait times for routine procedures have been unconscionably long at some VA hospitals; patients sometimes wait for care that never comes, or if it does, comes much too late. (As many as 40 veterans at one VA hospital alone, in Phoenix, AZ, have died waiting for care). These deaths were preventable. Meanwhile, bureaucrats have invented new ways of meeting basic wait-time standards without actually doing...
  • VA Rejects New York’s Gun Control Law Mandating Mental Health Reporting (w/video)

    03/16/2013 3:46:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 | By S.H. Blannelberry
    On Monday, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs told New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to take his new gun law and shove it where the sun don’t shine. To clarify, Gov. Cuomo’s NY SAFE Act requires mental health professionals to turn over to the government the names of patients that may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, so that bureaucrats can then decide whether that individual’s Second Amendment rights should be terminated and his/her guns confiscated. Okay, to be honest, the VA didn’t literally say, ‘Shove it!’ But they did adamantly say that they would not comply with...
  • Koepp: VA Bans words "God" and "Jesus" from veterans' funerals

    06/29/2011 12:05:41 PM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/29/11
    On Fox now, Marylin Koepp, with the National Memorial Ladies. She is reporting that the VA banned the group from saying either "God" or "Jesus" at veterans' funerals in Houston. Haven't seen this reported anywhere else.
  • Letter to Senator Webb - Obamacare

    12/31/2009 8:49:52 AM PST · by satan · 2 replies · 434+ views
    In today’s “Washington Times” a lead article begins with the sentence “Leading Democrats like to hold up the Veterans Benefits Administration as an example of how well government can provide health care.” On this I must comment. What I shall describe below is a comparison of my treatment under the current MEDICARE/TRICARE system and that received from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Keep in mind that my treatment by VA was probably expedited as I was already receiving disability and was not new to the VA system when the claim described below was submitted. Someone newly entering the VA system...

    10/20/2008 8:32:38 AM PDT · by Right Winged American · 2 replies · 602+ views
    VA WatchDog dot Org ^ | Oct 20, 2008 | Larry Scott
    UPDATE: FEDERAL JUDGE FINES VA FOR SHREDDING CRITICAL DOCUMENTS ... IN 1987VA's decades-long history of document destruction and falsified performance reports comes back to hauntby Larry Scott(research by Eric)The story in The New York Times was headlined:  V.A. Is Fined For Purging Files In Radiation Case.  The date was January 11, 1987.  Article is here... part, the article explains the ruling:  The Veterans Administration must pay an estimated $115,000 in penalties for trying to purge its files of potentially embarrassing documents, a Federal judge in San Francisco ruled last week. The agency had been ordered to supply the documents...
  • VA still seeking Vets exposed in Cold War Tests (Project 112/SHAD)

    04/14/2005 6:29:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 51 replies · 1,774+ views
    U.S. Veteran's Administration ^ | Arpil 14, 2005 | Jeff Head
    VA Contacts “Project SHAD” Veterans WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun to contact veterans (since 2002) who participated in certain military tests involving biological and chemical warfare materials during the 1960s about medical care and benefits to which they may be entitled. “We are committed to helping every veteran who took part in these tests,” said Anthony J. Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. “If we find any medical problems or disabilities we can attribute to Project SHAD, we’ll ensure these veterans receive the benefits they deserve.” From 1963 through 1970, the Department of Defense (DoD) conducted...
  • Medical Students Claim Dallas VA Hospital Staff Incompetent

    01/27/2005 11:06:34 AM PST · by NativeTexun · 128 replies · 2,583+ views
    Survey rips VA nurses Medical students say Dallas hospital staff incompetent; chief says problems are 'isolated' 10:20 PM CST on Monday, January 24, 2005 By DOUG J. SWANSON / The Dallas Morning News Medical students at the Dallas veterans hospital, which was recently ranked the worst in the nation, say its patients have been neglected, abused and sometimes left alone to die by incompetent and uncaring nurses. "I would hate to be a patient under the care of any of the nurses at this institution," one student wrote in response to an annual survey by the U.S. Department of Veterans...