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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about delays in health care for veterans at VA hospitals and allegations that some VA hospitals kept secret, separate sets of books to cover up wait times. 

Senator Sanders held hearing on the matter the previous week at which Secretary Shinseki testified. Senator Sanders said that Secretary Shinseki should not resign or be fired over these allegations. 

He noted that there had been improvements in the system, but backlogs remained and needed to be addressed. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host. read more


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The VA has had a 40% increase in funding in the last 5 years and poorer service. We need to investigate exactly what the problem is before blindly throwing more money at it. It's proven that 40% in the last five years have done no good. We taxpayers need to know why. We don't need to throw more money down an hole.

#123 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2014-05-31 07:58 PM | REPLY | FLAG

WRONG

Independent 2013 Survey Shows Veterans Highly Satisfied with VA Care

www.va.gov

Also, I've posted reputable sources repeatedly that show what taxpayers are paying for, which is a VA healthcare system that provides very high quality care to veterans. And I've also said that the VA is not perfect, and those problems need to be fixed.

But rational minded people understand that despite the grotesque inefficiency and waste of US healthcare as a whole, the VA does a better job than all other health systems, again, as studies repeatedly show.

@ Goatman

Why don't you start your paperwork to dis-enroll from the VA, so another more deserving veteran can take your place?

Here, I'll help you...

www.va.gov

Once you're out of the VA, another veteran will take your place.

And then you'll be free to go to a non VA facility where you can happily get costlier care with less quality, that is more unsafe, and increase your chances of becoming a statistic due to medical errors, mistreatment, etc.

If WWII wasn't clear cut Germany and Japan needed to go, I don't know what is. And for you to say otherwise, is...weird.

While I like debating you gentlemen, this conversation truly serves nothing. I don't understand your useless point of view and I only hope and pray no one with your stance is ever in charge of my well being.

#38 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2014-05-26 06:29 PM | REPLY | FLAG

How can you expect to understand the world around you if you can't understand basic tenants of WWII history? Let alone the basic tenants of post WWII history. Ever heard of Wernher Von Braun and slave labor? Ever heard of the rat-lines?

And moralizing to your God that my "stance" is useless is really hacktastic. No effing offense. See, my DD Form 214 also says honorable discharge, so your moral arrogance is all the more ridiculous.

Tell all your Army buddies that I said that they need to take their fat fannies to the VA so professionals like me can give them the highest quality, most cost effective care in the country... despite you and your army buddies stupidly letting dopey politics cloud your judgement as to where that best care is actually located by voting for politicians who want to take that care away for fragmented, lower quality care that is more expensive.

So there you go, I am in charge of your well being after all.

We're all members, or former members of the armed forces. Brothers in arms.

If you truly think you're better than me, or anyone else for that matter, simply because you lack historical knowledge on a particular subject, than not only are you are sorely mistaken, but you need to start studying.

@ SammyAZ_RI

Better Late than Never: A Vietnam Veteran's VA Story

www.blogs.va.gov

Just thought the above link might interest you.

It's guys like you who truly did the heavy lifting, who made it easy for someone like me who came afterwards... thank you.

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