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PostSubject: Veterans Affairs....   Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:58 am


Yesterday, a 76 yoa vet went to the VA Facility on Long Island and attempted to be seen at the emergency room. After waiting the vet was turned away. The individual then went to his vehicle and committed suicide.
A VA Hospital worker spoke under the condition of anonymity: "We don't know why he was refused service at our emergency room". The Public Information Officer for the facilty said..."someone dropped the ball"....
Yesterday on our local news channel [Ch3] covered the story of a vet that was to undergo a heart procedure but was getting nowhere with an appointment and scheduling the procedure with the VA Facility in Biloxi. Thankfully, Sacred Heart has a pilot program in place that is designed to HELP veterans when these types of situations are encountered. This vet had the procedure done at Sacred Heart and is doing well. A spokesperson for Sacred Heart said that as of yesterday more that 400 veterans had received treatments/procedures under this pilot program.
WHY in hell hasn't this program or similar type programs been implemented nationally?...The VA is, has, and appears to be screwed up and vets are paying the price for incompetence. It's amazing that after all this time better healthcare isn't being provided to those that served and were promised to be taken care of....it's a disgrace that this continues to be a problem and politicians are holding no one to any accountability for this mess...
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PostSubject: Re: Veterans Affairs....   Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:35 am

The VA is a typical government monstrosity. Politicians think that have accomplished something by throwing more money at the problem but the reality is the underlying problems haven't gone away. Where is the incentive for civil service folks to do their jobs???? Can't really punish them except for extraordinary incompetence and even then only rarely does a manager in the VA get canned. Generally they just get shifted to another area where they hide under the radar until they retire.

It's unfortunate too because there are some dedicated people in the VA system trying their best but it seems like they are never the ones in charge.
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PostSubject: Re: Veterans Affairs....   Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:58 am

nochain wrote:
The VA is a typical government monstrosity. Politicians think that have accomplished something by throwing more money at the problem but the reality is the underlying problems haven't gone away. Where is the incentive for civil service folks to do their jobs???? Can't really punish them except for extraordinary incompetence and even then only rarely does a manager in the VA get canned. Generally they just get shifted to another area where they hide under the radar until they retire.

It's unfortunate too because there are some dedicated people in the VA system trying their best but it seems like they are never the ones in charge.

As in many instances....those that are good, committed, and dedicated are overshadowed by the incompetence and neglect of a few...When situations like this arise like in so many other cases in the unreal/political world there is no responsibility or accountability....Time for the responsible to be fired and appoint/promote those that are deserving.....Yeah, they get shuffled like the moron a year or so ago that was incompetent and found to be involved in faking the waiting times for vets...they placed him in charge of the suicide hotline program.....tells you how some feel about veterans....
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PostSubject: Re: Veterans Affairs....   Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:15 pm

Have received nothing but excellent service from the VA facility in Pensacola and in Pascagoula. Colonoscopies, hospital treatment at the Naval Hospital on Corry Field, and all medications and prescriptions have been very reasonable.
A lot of vets swear by the treatment they get from their VA facilities. There are always a few problems with any medical system, but letting private facilities and insurers into the VA system is no answer for anything. I'll compare my medical bills to anyone elses that is my age and I'll bet they have paid more and not received any better service. Whining about the federal government is such a habit with some people that they can't see the forest for the trees.
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