Why Is This VA Doctor Paid $250k To Literally Do Nothing?

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Dr Dale Klein Whistleblower
Dr. Klein’s Office Pre-Retaliation

One Missouri VA doctor may be the highest paid VA employee tasked to do nothing day in and day out. So why is this doctor not doing anything?

Dr. Dale Klein, a dual credentials medical doctor and Yale Fellow (this means you are a really smart doctor), has not seen a patient in over one year after blowing the whistle as a pain management specialist. Klein was penalized for reporting secret wait lists and illegal sale of prescription drugs.

The reason Klein now does literally nothing at work is because he was penalized for reporting secret wait lists and illegal sale of prescription drugs. He now sits in an empty cube each day and does nothing, which impacts his ability to find work elsewhere because he is not allowed to practice medicine within the VA system.

At a time when veterans are desperately fighting for help with pain management, VA sidelines one of its leading clinicians to get back at him for telling the truth.

Senator Ron Johnson wrote the former VA secretary to cease all forms of retaliation against Klein. But despite the persistent assertion that VA will not support retaliation, the Southeast Missouri John J Pershing VA continues in a retaliatory scheme.

Each day, Klein reports to work and sits in a cube with no computer and no patients.

Dr Klein Office After Retaliation
Dr. Klein’s Office After Retaliation

Some Background On Dr. Dale Klein VA Retaliation

Once VA learned Klein reported wrongdoing as a whistleblower, they tried to fire him.

According to court documents, they termination attempt was “not based on substandard care or lack of clinical competence” but instead for “consistent acceleration of trivial matters through his chain of command.

About the allegations, Klein said, “I do not consider secret wait-lists and manipulations of wait times to be trivial matters.”

Do you agree?

I think the superiors who retaliated against Klein should be terminated for harassment and fraud against the taxpayer for misuse of resources.

Compounding matters, once the Office of Special Counsel told VA Klein could not be fired, his superiors set out to damage his ability to pursue his medical career by stripping him of his privileges.

“It could set a bad precedent for other whistleblowers because they’re going to say, ‘I don’t want to risk my livelihood, my career, my security because I see what happened to Dr. Klein and I don’t want that to happen to me or my family’,” said Klein’s attorney, Natalie Khawam, founder of the aptly named law firm Whistleblower Law Firm.

What Can Veterans Do?

I know, this is one of the questions many of us have been wondering.

We as veterans cannot sit back while doctors like Klein get penalized for stepping forward. The reason criminal corruption is allowed to persist at VA is because of how VA uses its authority to shame and harass those brave enough to blow the whistle.

VA is a walking RICO violation… so why has the DOJ nor large law firms gone after those responsible?

We know Trump green lighted DOJ and law enforcement’s rounding up of pedophile rings, which is incredibly important.

RELATED:

Once that operation is sufficiently resolved, President Trump, could you have your DOJ investigators start ripping into the corruption at VA?

It is a small but important ask.

In the meantime, while we wait for the DOJ to do something, the best thing we can do is use social media by spreading reports like this one to legislators and key decisionmakers around the country.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/30/va-retaliation-against-whistleblower-doctor-kept-in-empty-room.html

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touchavet@gmail.com

I have to say in defense of one VA Dr who recognized I was in AF and started some medical procedures on me. That was at the VA clinic in Wyoming, MI. Also their dental and Physical Rehab set up is great

cj
cj

I am in for a protest, anyone ele?

cj
cj

Repost correctly. I am in for a massive show of force, at the Southeast Missouri John J Pershing VA.
Anyone else? Let’s do this and force the use of the “new Holman Rule” Then these damn administrators will see what happens when they fuck with the wrong people. Now is as good a time as any. Let’s roll!!!

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

how do you go about doing it CJ

cj
cj
@OLDMARINE: I would drive down, from Chicago and pick anyone up along the way that I could. I would make out signs like, “Use the Holman Rule, fire the AFGE DROOL” or “Reinstate Dr. Klein” or “Use the Holman Rule on LIL COX too” Pick a date, like a long weekend, so we have time to spread the word. Call all the local news stations, and newspapers, and those that have twitters to POTUS, let him know as well. I would even call all the local news stations in Chicago as well. I would also email, Mark Levine, Rush Limbaugh,… Read more »
cj
cj

@OLDMARINE: I am sure we won’t be allowed onto the VA property, and they would definately be waiting for us. Maybe across the street or somewhere? It isn’t far for me, only 6 hours. I would think there is enough people in the area to get it done. St Louis is about as center of the country you can get. I know I can fill my SUV with local veterans, no trouble at all, or even a few cars from the little town I live in. Just thinking out loud here.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

i sent my local news ben’s article and will see what happens. going to find some others

cj
cj

@OLDMARINE: Good idea, I will do the same here. And I like the idea of an “Official form”…..I’d need and entire stack lol.

Ex va
Ex va

@cj, when would you plan to go to John J. Pershing VA? How much time do we have to plan to do this???

cj
cj
@Ex va: Right now I am like sgt Shultz…….I know nuthhhhhinng. I have so far been doing what OLDMARINE suggested, and emailing this article to all the news stations. Crazy elf has been tweeting to POTUS and others. namnibor has been emailing and calling congress critters, Nicky has been posting to social media. Hopefully someone will pick up on it, and then action will be taken. If that doesn’t work then I would say we need to plan everything right here on Ben’s blog. Those that can’t do this because of their disability, can help plan, others are too far… Read more »
Ex va
Ex va

@cj, we need to break down what needs to be done and who we are to contact what media? People can volunteer if we know what to do.

?ex va
?ex va

Cj, sounds like everyone is already been quite busy today. ? Thanks for the info and for taking action. we need to go after these ?. Maybe some of the local Veterans would help too.

cj
cj

@Ex va: I think also a link to this article should be emailed to the damn VA in question. But in typical V.A. fasion, there is no email to “contact” their sorry asses. Jusy think of that for a second, an apologetic sphincter. How’s that for flexing a muscle? Brings a whole new meaning to LMAO.

I have no idea what I just said.

91Veteran
91Veteran

I would rather the Senate pass the VA Accountability First Act and use that.

As I understand the Holmen rule, it takes congress to get rid of an employee under the Holmen Rule by zeroing out the funding for that employee.

It would seem getting rid of them by having Shulkin fire them under the VA Accountability Act would be faster.

No need for Isakson to get up off the floor.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Cj, I would suggest Memorial Day weekend, or that first day after. Employees would be gone over the weekend and for that holiday, and most people are at a BBQ over that weekend.

The first day after would be best.

Find local vets who have had their pain medicine cut off. Contact local media and arrange for vets to be interviewed. Contact some national media like USA Today.

Arrange to have it in a nearby public space, with a march to that VA.

cj
cj

@91Veteran: Your right, “after” the holiday would be better. Didn’t think of that. Thank you. Not kidding when I say this, I knew you guys were better at planning this. I will always miss something. I have a hard enough time figuring out why I walked into a room.

91Veteran
91Veteran

It just comes from having been there and done that.

Some years ago we had a veterans conference in DC, with a planned day to lobby congress.

We didn’t remember it was around a Jewish holiday, and the Hill was like a ghost town.

They will use any excuse to be absent, or claim they are not available.

?ex va
?ex va

@cj, all va medical centers have a Facebook page. Do you think they monitor their posts? If we put a post on their Facebook page?

cj
cj

@Ex va: I think if they saw todays blog they would shit, like a hippo, with it’s tail spinning.

91Veteran
91Veteran

They likely do monitor their FB pages, and will likely remove any comment they don’t like, along with blocking any commenter.

It would be fun though to flood their page.

Along with sending to their Twitter accounts while copying the local media.

? ex va
? ex va

????. ?. ???? as close a i could get to the hungry, hungry hippo ??? this thing may accelerate at warp speed. ?. ?.

? ex va
? ex va

There is a sight where you can reach professionals by e-mail like cbs, nbc, pbs and others. It tells you how their name most likely would be set up for e-mail. The va for John Smith would be ([email protected]) first initial, dot, last name, @, va, dot, gov, no dot. Does that make any sense? Hope that helps someone. Again i will try to locate that website so it can be used for other institutions addresses.

? ex va
? ex va

We might need a permit to be on grounds. Just a thought.

namnibor
namnibor

We set-loose firstly, well-trained shit seeking raccoons, then use the raccoon diversion to plow through while the raccoons do their thing.

Timothy Ramos
I have been fighting the Prescott VA for over 2 years due to having 3 letters of Medical Necessity for an item that has allowed me to cut back on a 240mg’s of Oxycodine 3 times daily, stops my massive spasticity, and Pain. The Medical Director here, Dr Piatt, and the head of Prosthetics, David Blount, has lied to Senator McCain and Congressman Gosar, in writing, that I have Proff of. My PVA rep. Even had a face to face with him, because I have all proof including the Patient Advocate, Nissa’s notes, stating these lies. The ex-Information officer had… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
Timothy, I believe your situation is such a disaster, made worse by those at the VA who have determined there is no consequences to any illegal actions they take against you. I can only suggest 2 things. 1 is to contact the VA IG hotline, explain what Prescott is doing including document destruction and the fact you have proof, and hope they open an investigation. 2. Contact the media in your area and tell them the VA is destroying your records and causing you to go to the ER, and that they are ignoring your FOIA requests. Both should be… Read more »
Lem
Lem

Signing up.

cj
cj

Director
Patricia L. Hall, RN, MSN, PhD | (573) 778-4690

Associate Director
Seth W. Barlage | 573-778-4533

Interim Associate Director
Libby Johnson | 573-778-4533

Chief of Staff
Vijayachandran K. Nair, MD | 573-778-4691

?ex va
?ex va

This Seth W. Barlage worked at the marion va medical center as a scheduling manager. Now he is an associate director???

Jo3n

Are these pedophiles related to the VA? All 100’s of them? If the AFGE has anything to do with covering this up, then Cj is right. Then what’s left to Veterans. This is far beyond what’s acceptable. @Cj, where’s Missouri?

cj
cj

@Jo3n: Missouri is at the southern tip of Illinois, under Iowa,above Arkansas, at the western tip of Tennesee and Kentucky, east of Kansas Is that what you meant?

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Learn the geography of the US. No more dumbing down of America. Jo3n, you’re smart. All US citizens have no excuse for not knowing where certain States are located. Jo3nm, no offense or disrespect, but I get tired of dealing with this issue even with my own family members. Do yourself a favor, please get a map and review it.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Jo3n,
A “Rand McNally Road Atlas” of the United States, is a great way of learning where all the states are located!
It’s cheap too.

Ralph D Carmona Sr
Ralph D Carmona Sr

Turn right at Iowa

disgruntled vet
disgruntled vet

yea google maps is an awesome tool as well!

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@Jo3n – – – I can see that Seymore Klearly is not the only one being shadowed/impersonated/trolled on this site. TOR is NOT infallible, Kiddies. You ought to know that.

I did not post the April 29, 2017 14:06 comment to you, Jo3n. With the exception of this comment, I am away from here until Monday. Beach time in Hawaii!

A Hui Hou!

NH
NH

I’m in

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

FYI – The Holman Rule – To learn more about the Holman Rule, visit the web page below;

Visit “https://www.thenation.com/article/the-holman-rule-once-allowed-congress-to-purge-leftists-from-government-agencies-now-its-back/”

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

i have read that already i am talking about a official form to fill out. now that would get us all somewhere

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@OLDMARINE – The Holman Rule is not for Veterans or the American Public to use. It if for the use of our Legislators. Therefore, there isn’t a form for us to fill out. What needs to be done, is to find a Legislator that is willing to use the Holman Rule. Quote about the Holman Rule from the article that you read, “It reinstates the so-called Holman Rule and gives any legislator the power to amend fiscal appropriations so as to reduce the salary of certain federal employees to $1. In other words, it allows members of Congress to get… Read more »
Lem
Lem

It means we are back, with the Holman rule, to the Congressman of the district of the VA picking its Directors.

namnibor
namnibor
@ANutterVet– The problem with the actual Holman Rule ever being implemented by a congress critter is because the very first thing it brings to mind is that elder relative that had a very strict rule about her potato salad, and it was Hellman’s Only. Sacks of mayo and congress critters is also easily confused, making the very name Holman Rule nothing but a gross condiment and mockery of all the other cool things like The Holman Rule, that would allow we Vets to have no mayo and all the beef of proper healthcare, claims, and benefits. Congress critters just can’t… Read more »
Jo3n

@Cj, I was kidding about Missouri, I am in Alabama. You aren’t that far. I am yours to be part of the Veterans saying, “We’ve had enough”. I agree with the long weekend. Wouldn’t it be more humane just to give Veterans the Choice Card? I’m tired of going to VA hospitals and clinics. The anxiety of going, and the anger issues when I leave. Sick of all of it. Go Cj Go….

cj
cj
@Jo3n: LOL you got me good that time. I hear you loud and clear with the anxiety of going to the va, and being angry when we leave. And to think their way of squaring all of this shit up with veterans is to “just be kind” ? Are you fucking kidding me? How about this you fucking VA fucktatds.”Just say NO” to your idiotic shit you pull on veterans every single day. Just be kinder,,,,,,, no words have ever infuriated me more……….infact, remember “The Cronicles of Riddick”? Well I am not only infuriated, they have turned my into a… Read more »
cj
cj

@Benjamin Krouse, JD: It’s all yours………shoot em up.

namnibor
namnibor

To Not Reinstate Dr. Klein would be asinine! To Not Reinstate Dr. Klein would be asinine! To Not Reinstate Dr. Klein would be asinine!

That was three times. Just like the good witch of north said.

I think these ruby red slippers are duds or are just worn-out.

Maybe these slippers have no power over the VA’s Disruptive Behavior Committee of The West?

Lots of flying monkeys at the VA as well.

AFGE employees are obviously abusing the poppies again.

Sleep. S-l-e-e-p!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@Namnibor- Oh, those poppies say you. They [VA employees] are raiding the Pharmacy and stealing pain meds from patients. Then they make their deals in the Metropolitan Hallways of the VA’s Hospitals, which aren’t monitored or effectively patrolled by the VA’s Federales [Federal Police]. And, since there are labs in the VA Hospitals, and most likely the labs are in an area where there are less people [usually you want lab areas to be quiet as much as possible]. Therefore, this is a golden opportunity to chemically freebase certain molecular compounds that are in demand in the streets of the… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor

Raccoons really might be the answer.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@Namnibor – Thank you for the analogy of the Holman Rule in relation to Hellman’s Mayo and the Clinic. I understand what you’re saying, but in reality, if a Legislator would stand firm and use the Holman Rule, some issues pertaining to the VA can be worked on to start some sort of problem solving. The main factor is having a Legislator that is willing to clean the zoo by removing certain undesirable animals [raccoons]. Question is, does any Legislator have the balls to use the Holman Rule. Vets, don’t get your hopes up until you see a Legislator that… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Question is, does any Legislator have the balls to use the Holman Rule….. I don’t think its a Question OF BALLS its how much dirt some one has on them. loose lips sink ships and careers. just look at this DOCTOR HE PROBABLY DOESN’T HAVE ANY SKELETONS IN HIS CLOSET AND THATS THE ONLY WAY TO GET BACK AT HIM

namnibor
namnibor

IF we determine through humane testing methods that raccoons love mayo, I really think the raccoons could clean the VA’s house of all the fat.

Again, after it is all done, we would have to contend with a 2 ton raccoon in the buildings. 🙂

(yeah, I am entirely not right)

cj
cj

@namnibor: Ohhhh, but your just the right amount, of not right.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Namnibor You’re not only right, you’re a sick puppy. You need to make an appointment at your local Veterinary Administration.

namnibor
namnibor
@ANuttervet– I am okay being violently happy. “Anxiety (Get Nervous)”, by Pat Benatar “Get nervous, get nervous Get nervous, get nervous Get nervous, get nervous Get nervous, get nervous Get nervous, get nervous I feel a little shaky, I can’t control my nerves I know you think I’m fakin’, but can’t you feel the curves? I swear to you I feel it, it scares me half to death It gathers in my throat and it gathers up my breath Anxiety, got me on the run Anxiety, yeah, I just need someone Anxiety, can’t get nothin’ done Anxiety, spoils all the… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Namnibor – Song describes all the Vets that are on Ben’s blog. Including you and me. Right on.LOL

namnibor
namnibor
Such a waste of valuable knowledge and resources in keeping this brave Dr. from assisting Veterans with Pain Management. Kudos to you, Dr. Klein. Thank you for coming forward and standing your ground and doing the right thing. Really, it’s appreciated! As rabid as the mainstream media is on Pres. Trump and anyone in his administration team, perhaps using the bad-mouthing media to hold Pres. Trump to his own words of draining the VA swamp and helping Veterans? Also, those congress critters that will be coming-up for reelection pretty soon…we need to tell them ship-up or we shall ship you… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran

Speaking of rat bastards, I bet the local union agrees with retaliation against Klein.

They wouldn’t want a competent doctor showing how pathetic the rest of their staff is.

Or an honest doctor stopping the gravy train funded through illegal drug sales.

cj
cj

Dammit, I just got my parrot back from the vet. He said my parrot has twerpies, and it’s untweetabe.

namnibor
namnibor

Dr. Sylvester likes Mayo on his Tweety. (that just sounds wrong)

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – When you sacrifice you parrot for food, don’t forget to cook it at a high temperature to kill the pathogens. Sorry about your parrot, but to survive you’ve got to eat.

joe
joe

The va system has been corrupt for years The Marion Illinois system has been allowed to give them proper medical service and nothings been done for years it still keeps going on and on in all reality it’s not it’s the Beth VA system overall does not care about veterans healthcare

namnibor
namnibor

@Joe — Did they ever clean-up things from last year’s Marion, Ill. Veteran’s Living Home or Hospital where that really terrible ongoing Legionnaires outbreak was so flubbed by the VA, Veterans kept dying, then the CDC had to come in and all news went silent? Still a mess?

nicky w savage
nicky w savage

Posted on three Facebook accounts with over 10k followers on all. That is not all I can do though, it is just the only legal thing I can do is all.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

My wife just sent this article off to President Trump, Eric Trump and anyone else she could think of.
I myself don’t know how to do that. That’s why CALL my Rep. His office up in Washington was, in my opinion, a wasted call.
I hope y’all can send this off to your Representatives ASAP. Let them know you ain’t happy one fucking bit!

Jo3n

@Cj, I know America pretty well. I have already talked with several Veterans. It’s a go. Just let me know WHEN. One question though about Dr. Klein. Why does he stay?

namnibor
namnibor
@Jo3n- “[One question though about Dr. Klein. Why does he stay?]” 1) The principle of doing what’s right. As long as he’s still actively a VA Whistleblower and he’s obviously holding the VA to the fire, in spite of retaliation. If he were to quit/leave, his Whistleblower Investigation into VA wrongdoing would also go away. It’s the principle, which also leads to #2… 2) Dr. Klein’s medical career and reputation is at stake until the VA clears the crappy retaliation techniques. 3) I would LOVE to see Dr. Klein testify to Congress on the waste and abuse ongoing at the… Read more »
cj
cj

@namnibor: Why can’t I look at “Hippocratic” without seeing hungry hungry hippo’s?
You have ruined this poor boy for life.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

The rule was the first thing House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) railed against in a floor speech Tuesday.

“Republicans have consistently made our hard-working federal employees scapegoats, in my opinion, for lack of performance of the federal government itself,” he said. “And this rule change will allow them to make shortsighted and ideologically driven changes to our civil service………….more like our hard-working federal employees screwing vet’s over. you know this asshole has shit in his shorts

namnibor
namnibor

@cj- Now you are starting to see how the VA tends to distort reality by redefining everything to the ‘VA Way’?

Hippocratic Oath- redefined to Hungry, Hungry Hippos

Holman Rule- Hellman’s Mayo only.

Veteran- Nonhuman Test Subject.

Accountability- VA Kryptonite.

? Ex va
? Ex va
@Jo3n, the doctors and providers that were doing the right things to treat Veterans get caught in the system because it would be most likely be career suicide to just quit if you were considered a whistleblower at the last medical center you worked for. That is why they go along with the majority concerning corruption, waitlists, etc. Until he is able to go back to practicing medicine he probably could not transfer or leave the va. He probably has spent the majority of his life getting to a career he worked hard for and ended up in a corrupt… Read more »
cj
cj

@Ex va: LOL you still have the dog poo in front of your name.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – Your right, @Ex va puts that graphic design in front of his name like the rest of us do. Tend to your garden, we need to build up trust here in Ben’s World. Didn’t you read the previous article, how the VA is going to use trust as a tool to create better relationships with us Veterans. Don’t kill the messenger, do it to them, their the criminals. LMAO How U doing cj?

cj
cj

@ANutterVet: All good here, first day of the tapering, will see how it goes. Mind and body no so sound lol.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – I didn’t know that you started the tapering process. Transfer over to primary email account.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
Since Dr. Klein confronted the VA about improper Pain Management issues, and this is his field of study, plus his honorable credentials are at stake, Dr. Klein is actually forced by principle, to stay at the VA until the matter is resolved. From my perspective, not that it means much to some people [I absolutely don’t give a fucking shit whether they like what I post or not], but with Dr. Klein’s background and experience, I’m sure that he has a solid case and the VA’s Leadership is totally scared what is going to happen if things come to fruition.… Read more »
Harold Berndt Gross
Harold Berndt Gross

I know there is Child Traffic corruption in TampaBay, Fl. I will gladly furnish all the facts.
Marla Lyon (PCP) Health Care Industry
[email protected] yahoo.com

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Harold Berndt Gross – Thank you for your post, though its a little confusing per the title of this article. Or, were you replying to a comment that was posted by @Jo3n, today at 12:25 pm? Thank you.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

I didn’t disagree with you. Although this type of disgraceful criminal activity needs to be stopped, like yesterday. I wish I had the authority to do something about this matter. But, what the VA does is they tie you up with matters that can be changed easily. Therefore, you don’t have the time to participate in other issues. The corrupt mother fuckers. I’m pissed.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

As an Investigative Research Biologist, the matter of Dr. Klein is of utmost importance. I suggest that all Veterans that have any sort of pain issues, to keep abreast of this matter. Why? Due to Dr. Klein’s expertise in Pain Management Practices and his whistleblowing [revealing the truth] the pertains to the VA, if he loses his complaint, this will seal everything and show exactly how much power that the VA actually has. Just sayin, again.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
My grammar has been atrocious. Sorry about this. I still miss the mistakes even though I review the post before I press the “post comment” button. Now this is a problem, for me to resolve. I’ll get this taken care of in a flash. I need to make an appointment with my PCP. Oh, I forgot to mention, that I’m first requesting a new PCP to treat me. If the VA doesn’t honor this in a appropriate manner, then my request will be morphed into a demanding phase. And, the way that I’ve changed lately, I really don’t know if… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
ANutterVet, I agree. In fact, I would like to hear Klein testify as to exactly what the VA is doing on pain management. I commented before on another article that vets are being forced to take the blame for any perceived opioid abuse. Klein’s comment about illegal drug sales makes me wonder if that claimed opioid abuse is as bad as it looks, or only looks bad because the VA is diverting so many drugs for illegal sales. If a VA normally goes through 10000 Oxycontin per month, but only 3000 goes to vets while the rest is sold illegally,… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@91Veteran – Thanks 91. I get so pissed off at the way the VA diverts everything onto the Veteran. This is also true on an individual basis. I know because I’m calling the VA on their shots. I’m starting a process of change, and don’t know what their response is going to be. But no matter what, these mother fuckers are going to have a big fight on their hands, until they can prove to me that their current medical care is in my best interest of getting well. To many things have happened that negatively effected my life. I… Read more »
Ex va
Ex va

@ANutterVet, you are exactly right the va is dangerous to your health and many, many other unexpecting Veterans. You have to have some trust in the person or persons prescribing you pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals can help heal or stable your disease or can also kill you if not prescribed correctly. That is the power these physicians have and if they are not ethical or moral, how can one trust them?

91Veteran
91Veteran
Ben, I agree with your suggestion of what veterans can do by spreading this information. It will help pressure congress to do their jobs. Another thing veterans can do is contact their Senators and demand they act on passing the VA Accountability First Act. This gives the Secretary the authority to suspend, demote or terminate an employee for misconduct at will. The House has already passed it and the Senate needs to quit fooling around and pass it. According to this Daily Caller article at, “http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/02/va-secretary-backs-major-legislation-to-fire-incompetent-corrupt-employees-in-historic-move/” Shulkin is calling for the Senate to act quickly to pass it…after a VA… Read more »
Jo3n

@y’all, that was what I needed to get it. Truly sad. The VA says they can’t find Dr’s, and this is what they do with them, when they have them. Wonder why they can’t get any, good ones. @Ben, Lately, I only sometimes, get your post. Today, I received it twice; so far. Thanks again to ALL the Veterans who posted. Let’s pass that Bill, in the Senate..

Dennis
Dennis
This is all just so damn strange! After POTUS put into place a Marine intelligence officer AND a beer mogul to aid in Shulkin in realigning VA with a sense of kindness and integrity that this is still going on? Ben said it was damn fine beer too, so what gives here? Who would have thought such a thing? Hmmmmm. Of course this means just ONE thing! We just have not gone far enough! POTUS has not yet attacked the problem with ambition! The team needs a fourth member to round it all out like the A-Team; somebody that can… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Dennis – Do you want to drink a brewskie out your front door? Hey, got any green medicine on you?

Windguy
Windguy

All due respect to Ben’s taste in beer, Leinie’s went downhill after being sold to Miller/Coors.

It’s probably too early for Jake Leinenkugel and the other jarhead Intel guy to saunter back to Trump with any bullet-proof observations and recommendations. By then, Trump probably won’t have enough credibility to order out for pizza let alone change the VA.

namnibor
namnibor

@Dennis- Kind of like that saying, “Remember the Alamo”, with the VA and transparency attempts, “Remember the VAOIG Chief and Transparent Conference Room Incessant Masturbation Salutation” to that thing called transparency. They simply do not care. The pigeons care. They shall never forget.

Windguy
Windguy

OK – pretty clear case of government stupidity, e.g. paying someone a quarter mil to sit on his ass and do nothing. I get that – it’s sucks. One nagging aspect to the story is that if this guy is a Yale Fellow, and is tired of picking his nose for only $250k, why isn’t the Hale Yale Fellow earning a likely $600k elsewhere – like anywhere else – where…? Jus sayin. Remember – it’s the Ivy League that gave us Bushobamarama.

91Veteran
91Veteran

That kind of makes me wonder too.

Why?

I wonder if he’s patriotic?

Is it because he’s in some program to pay back student loans?

Or could it be because he didn’t like the idea of working under a screwed up Obamacare health care system?

cj
cj

This is one active blog day Ben. I need a break. Can’t type, never could lol.

Jo3n

@Ben, could you reach out to Dr Klein and ask for any views he may have on His story, and comments made? Then, could you ask him if he would allow you to print his reply? What would be the harm? Thanks for all you do for all of us.

J.F.
In the name of exposing fraud and corruption, I am seeking a copy of the inter-office memo, directing records personel, to not include a veterans Induction and Discharge Physicals Records, when a request for “Complete Military and Medical Records” is made, “UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED.” I had on numerous occasions requested my complete military and medical records but never received my induction and discharge physicals until I received the heads up to this fraud from an annonimous conscientous VA records person. Upon receipt of this last request, there it was my my Induction and Discharge which proved the Service Connection of… Read more »
Ex va
Ex va

@J.F., the va records should have a copy of the physical, if they don’t contact the your last duty station where you were discharged. Possibly the department of defense may have a copy of you physical prior to discharge.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

I bet if they would have to pay the full amount they wouldn’t of waited so long unless some one else got that money in there pocket

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