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VA Says No Deaths Because Of Wait Times

The Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs is releasing a report saying there were no deaths because of wait times at their Phoenix facility. Employees at VA centers in Wyoming, Texas and North Carolina alleged that there was a concerted effort to hide long wait times. In May, the inspector general said it was [...]

Former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald was confirmed earlier today by the United States Senate, 97-0, to replace Eric Shinseki as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. Shinseki resigned from the post in May after a scandal, involving multiple cover ups, hiding months long waiting lists for veterans seeking healthcare, rocked the agency earlier this [...]

You would think that the team that exuded such confidence that they would ferret out Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, led by popular wartine president George W. Bush, would have planned ahead for the inevitable wave of wounded veterans that are created by the travails of war. Shockingly, they completely failed to do so, and [...]

You want a scandal? Okay, here’s a real one. Not a phony one cooked up to make President Obama look bad. This makes every administration look bad and, unlike the phony IRS “scandal,” it’s a matter of life and death. // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "b9db0d40-a824-4a99-90d6-b7e1f278c7ac"; // ]]> Now read this:Burger-gate: Conservatives Are Going [...]

Bob McDonald has both a military background and one in corporate America. However, Republicans will likely find something wrong with him. After all, he is now an Obama nominee. // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "f00d5f0f-ba24-4893-8b6c-214a2f601801"; // ]]> Now read this:First Democratic Senator To Call For Shinseki To Resign (May 28, 2014) [...]

It keeps getting worse as we learn more about the VA scandal. VA deaths were covered up to make the stats look better. Now we are hearing about how the severe the impact of poor care has been. // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "cb2eb5ec-45b3-4529-a663-1488b125cf51"; // ]]> Now read this:Democrats Call For VA Head Resignation [...]

Records were changed to make statistics look better, so that those waiting for care wouldn’t be counted. “Deceased” notes on files were removed to make statistics look better, so veterans would not be counted as having died while waiting for care, Pauline DeWenter said. DeWenter should know. DeWenter is the actual scheduling clerk at the [...]

A VA audit just released shows that approximately 100,000 veterans have been waiting for health care, with more than half waiting 90 days or more. In results of an internal audit ordered as the scandal over deadly VA wait times exploded last month, the agency said it found that schedule misreporting was widespread. Of the 731 [...]

Sanders And McCain Announce Bipartisan Deal On Veterans Care Bill (via http://crooksandliars.com) By Heather June 6, 2014 5:00 am – Comments Despite all of the recent posturing we’ve seen from our members of Congress, senators Sanders and McCain have actually managed to hammer out a deal to help resolve many of the problems at the [...]

Sen. Bernie Sanders Lays Out New Plan To Overhaul The VA (via http://crooksandliars.com) By Heather June 2, 2014 5:00 am – Comments Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his Restoring Veterans’ Trust Act of 2014 with Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer. I don’t have a lot of hope that we’re going to see Republicans actually wanting [...]

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