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Video: VA whistleblower claims supervisors forced her to keep secret wait list

June 26, 2014 1 comment

Video: VA whistleblower claims supervisors forced her to keep secret wait listHot air ^ | on June 26, 2014 | Ed MorrisseyPosted on 6/26/2014, 10:47:20 AM by george76

More whistleblowers are coming forward from the VA, but this woman from North Carolina gives a special insight into the way that wait-list fraud propagated within the system.

 

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Exposed: How the VA Red-Flags ‘Disruptive’ Vets

June 25, 2014 1 comment

Exposed: How the VA Red-Flags ‘Disruptive’ Vets

Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Michelle MalkinPosted on 6/25/2014, 7:41:22 AM by Kaslin

Imagine how much better off America’s veterans would be if the federal government spent more time delivering actual care and less time compiling tyrannical lists. The death-inducing secret waiting lists for patients are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Did you know, for example, that the VA keeps a database on “disgruntled” and “disruptive” vets that results in arbitrarily restricted care?Disabled Air Force veteran and veterans advocate/attorney Benjamin Krause has been raising questions about the system for months and warning his peers.

Under the VA policy on “patient record flags” PRFs, federal bureaucrats can classify vets as “threats” based on assessments of their “difficult,” “annoying” and “non-compliant” behavior.The VA manual says the flags “are used to alert Veterans Health Administration medical staff and employees of patients whose behavior and characteristics may pose a threat either to their safety, the safety of other patients, or compromise the delivery of quality health care.

 

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The Most Dangerous Division of Eric Holder’s DOJ That You’ve Never Heard of

June 10, 2014 1 comment

The Most Dangerous Division of Eric Holder’s DOJ That You’ve Never Heard ofTheBlaze Books ^ | 6/10/14Posted on 6/10/2014, 12:39:35 PM by fredericbastiat1

There’s a little-known division of the Department of Justice that has been bilking the taxpayers of millions of dollars each year and redistributing it to its political and legal allies, creating costly and wide-reaching regulations without any congressional oversight or public comment and seeking to expropriate private land without compensation.

 

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Political Observers: VA Scandal Differs From Other Obama Debacles (Most people have a vet in family)

May 24, 2014 3 comments

Political Observers: VA Scandal Differs From Other Obama Debacles (Most people have a vet in family)

NewsMax ^ | May 23, 2014 | Todd Beamon

Posted on 5/24/2014, 8:21:05 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

The spiraling scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs over deadly treatment delays and falsified waiting lists is setting itself apart from the other controversies that have plagued the Obama administration, Republicans and political observers tell Newsmax.

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Obama warned about VA wait-time problems during 2008 transition

May 19, 2014 1 comment

Obama warned about VA wait-time problems during 2008 transition

Washington Times ^ | 5/18/14 | Jim McElhatton -

Posted on 5/19/2014, 1:00:55 AM by Nachum

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The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal.

 

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Fred On Everything… Screwing the Troops What Else is New?…

April 8, 2013 10 comments

Screwing the Troops

What Else is New?

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April 4, 2013

For a country always at war, the United States is remarkably not interested in taking care of soldiers it has broken in its wars. Having bankrupted the country, Washington sinks every available penny into the two purposes of the military: funneling money into the arms industry, and fueling imperial ambitions, in large part of pasty fern-bar Napoleons at National Review and Commentary.

The Veterans Administration is way back in the chow line. It doesn’t work very well. As best I can tell, nobody cares.

What do I mean, it doesn’t work? Consider a vet blinded or nearly so in some war or other. To use a computer, which has come to be necessary life, he needs screen-reader software, such as JAWS.

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It costs roughly a thousand dollars retail. For a blinded vet, most likely of slight education and no resources beyond his VA compensation, this is a lot of money.

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Veterans Call for Flags to Fly Upside Down – YNN, Your News Now

January 22, 2013 10 comments

War veterans are asking Americans across the country to fly their flags upside down this Fourth of July weekend. They say it’s a sign of distress and a protest against the Veterans Administration.

By: Mike Hedeen

 

A small group of veterans picketed outside the Canandaigua VA Hospital Wednesday afternoon. They were protesting the closing of VA hospitals across the country. They say those that aren’t closing are being sold off or leased to outside interests, depriving veterans the treatment they have earned.

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Displaying the American flag upside down, however, is considered by some to be disrespectful.

“We’re not disgracing the flag but telling the public be on the alert,” said Gene Simes, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “This is a distress call.”

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