November 11 – Veterans’ Day

Let’s FIX the Veterans Administration before Veterans’ Day 2017!
 

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The VA scandal first broke in Spring 2014 amid numerous reports of unconscionable wait times, corruption and dysfunction. In response, as Pete Hegseth reported at National Review last April ~

Even the reflexively defensive Obama administration confirmed the obvious in a June 2014 report, admitting that “a corrosive [VA] culture has led to personnel problems across the Department that are seriously impacting morale and by extension, the timeliness of health care,” with “problems . . . exacerbated by poor management and communication structures, distrust between some VA employees and management, a history of retaliation toward employees raising issues, and a lack of accountability across all grade levels.”

 

Yet despite lots of huffing and puffing from our concerned representatives, as Hegseth continued ~

… two years after the VA scandal broke, no such restructuring or reform has occurred. Instead, almost nothing has changed at the failing Department of Veterans Affairs. VA officials have kept their jobs, and veterans continue to be treated like second-class citizens inside their own system.

 
This past September Fox News reported on a new low: Dead vets left to ‘decompose’ in VA morgue for weeks without burial ~

An Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital already under fire for excessive wait times, festering black mold and kitchen cockroaches faces a new shame – the bodies of dead patients left unclaimed in the morgue for up to two months without proper burial, whistleblower documents allege.

 
This is what happens with a bloated, soulless bureaucracy ~

VA health care is top-down, single-payer, government-run health care. Imagine getting your health care at the post office or the DMV — welcome to health care for veterans. Every day, veterans attempt to navigate a massive government network of hospitals and clinics that are run like a Washington bureaucracy. It’s socialized medicine at its worst. They’re told the next billion dollars in funding will fix it, but it never does.
 

Yet, for ideologically entrenched leftists, this type of health care is supposed to be a model for all Americans. These leftists don’t dare try to overhaul the VA, because then they would be effectively admitting defeat on government-run health care. They refuse to let the facts get in the way of their ideology — and veterans suffer as a result.

 
Let’s hope Donald Trump really will make good on his promise to drain the swamp – he can start with the VA. We surely owe it to our veterans!

 
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Related:

VA Hospital Taught Employees to Game Wait Times ~ Nov. 11, 2016 ~ Inspector general: More evidence of appointment manipulation in Arizona after Phoenix scandal
 
Party over people? ~ The whole ugly truth about the VA scandal is finally coming out…

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