VA Director Fired For Sending Sensitive Personnel Information To Wife

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Brian Hawkins Washington DC VA Medical Center

VA terminated one hospital director placed on leave following allegations of giving staff unjustified bonuses, failing to inventory $150 million in supplies, obstructing an investigation, and sending VA sensitive personnel information to his wife via email.

In April, VA reassigned Washington VA Medical Center director Brian Hawkins on leave after receiving numerous allegations into a variety of failures at the facility. Over $150 million in supplies was not properly inventoried. Veterans’ lives were placed at risk due to dirty or missing supplies.

A summary of that IG investigation was its focus on how the facility:

  • Failed to keep a normal supply of required supplies and equipment to perform the lifesaving services expected of all major VA medical centers
  • Failed to use proper protocol to remove recalled supplies and equipment to not put veterans’ lives at risk.
  • Failed to ensure supplies were sterile but instead using dirty supplies.

And, we now know the investigation also included evaluating how employees at the facility were receiving bonuses without any justification.

Sound a lot like how many VA directors get the job done? Many of the directors who engage in dark practices insulate themselves by promoting only those who will go along with the criminal code set by the boss.

This is how things went down, circa 2013, at Oakland RO, Phoenix VA, Tomah VA, St. Petersburg RO, and apparently Washington DC VA.

It is safe to say the practice of buddy bonuses is rampant.

Brian Hawkins Termination

VA fired Hawkins last Friday after substantiating allegations that he sent sensitive personnel information from his VA email to his wife. The communications, which included confidential information, such as administrative decisions, were unlawfully shared with her.

RELATED: Take A Look At The Massive Misconduct Investigation At DC VA

Hawkins also impeded on another investigation into bonuses he gave subordinates without any justification. He allegedly had his staff obstruct that investigation such that is was not completed.

Ultimately, the only allegations IG could verify was the unlawful sharing of personnel data with his wife, who was not a VA employee. Any efforts to impede the investigation into fraudulent bonuses were successful in their obstruction.

We may never know the extent of the fraud at the DC VA Medical Center, but we at least know one less criminal will be managing a VA facility.

Unlawful Brian Hawkins Emails

IG reached the following and published a few examples worth noting here:

  • October 30, 2014 – Mr. Hawkins forwarded his spouse an email chain, Subject: FW: Washington DC AIB ([NAME]). The email contained three attachments: 1) Charge Letter.doc; 2) DC VAMC Issue Brief – VISN Response 10-27-14.doc; and 3) [COMPLAINANT’S NAME] Letter to the Under Secretary.pdf. These documents contained the identity of the original complaint against the VAMC, the Issue Brief submitted by Network 5 in response, and the Charge Letter submitted by Mr. Hawkins to convene the AIB. These documents provided Mr. Hawkins’ spouse, who does not work for VA and has no official need to know, details of ongoing VA investigations with VA sensitive information into an ongoing AIB.
  • January 28, 2014 – Mr. Hawkins forwarded his spouse an email chain, Subject: Secretary Office Action: Report of Illegal recording at DC VAMC. The email chain originated on January 27, 2014, Subject: Illegal recording, from a VA employee to the VA OIG Hotline. In the email, the VA employee alleged that a recording device was found in Police Control, and the VAMC Chief and Deputy Chiefs of Police violated Federal law and VA policy by video/audio recording employee conversations. The employee indicated that affected employees retained counsel and were in the process of filing formal complaints. The email chain reflected that an investigation into the allegations was underway, and Regional Counsel was contacted. Mr. Hawkins’ email to his spouse included several messages that discussed the allegations and steps VA was taking to address them. The name of the employee complainant was not redacted.
  • June 4, 2012 – Mr. Hawkins emailed his spouse a document titled: Mike memo.doc. In the body of the email, Mr. Hawkins asked, “How does this read?” The attached memorandum, Subject: Operations oversight and management, was addressed to the Associate VAMC Director. It discussed Mr. Hawkins’ disappointment in the Director’s performance, a personnel matter. It contained a number of action items for the Director to address, proposed completion dates, and a requirement for the Director to meet with Mr. Hawkins to discuss his progress.

I can only assume Hawkins is not the only VA director to engage in these kinds of violations of the public trust.

Brian Hawkins IG Conclusion

IG concluded:

We concluded that Mr. Hawkins violated VA policy by sending VA sensitive information and SPI to his, as well as his spouse’s unsecured, private email accounts. Mr. Hawkins confirmed that he used his VA-assigned email account to send VA sensitive information to his spouse on a number of occasions, but he could not recall the exact number of times he did so. When issued a subpoena instructing him to produce communications he sent from his VA-assigned email account to non-VA, private email accounts, Mr. Hawkins refused to produce those he sent to his spouse’s private email account. He claimed these emails were protected under spousal privilege. VA policy states that VA email is for official use only and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality. It does not contain any communication exclusions, privileged or otherwise.

I find these kinds of results interesting. It always seems like VA OIG goes for the low hanging fruit when prosecuting senior executes.

Sharon Helman is one that comes to mind. She was the head of the infamous Phoenix VA which was the epicenter of the wait time fraud scandal.

Helman was nabbed for failing to disclose numerous gifts from a lobbyist and not for her involvement in the wait time fraud that resulted in hundreds of veterans being killed by fraudulent scheduling practices.

Many other VA directors were allowed to resign without prosecution of any kind.

Now, we seek Hawkins not get taken down for fraud related to unjustified bonuses or for failing to properly account for $150 million in supplies.

No.

Our trusty VA OIG was only able to catch him red handed sending unauthorized emails to his wife.

I am glad he was pinched, but in light of the overall gravity of the scandal there, he seems to be getting off light with only a termination without jail time.

Meanwhile, we see the veteran in Florida being indicted for possibly receiving $500,000 in disability benefits for possibly misstating how severe blindness is?

If you ask me, between 50 shades of not so gray and Mister Hawkins, it would seem IG has a real fetish for busting disabled veterans while letting senior leaders linked to millions in fraudulent bonuses and malfeasance of $150 million in supplies get off real light.

Source: https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-15-01119-315.pdf

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Swooch Another I'm waiting
Swooch Another I'm waiting

As you said. N all I want is one day with VA budget. Rent a fucken island VET partayyyy. All the trim mings. Our money let take it back. LMFAO

mk
mk

One Big Ole Draining the Swamp Speech i can see on the Whorizing again. While letting them get away with murder with pay, like a white race soldier cop with pay or suspended pay. Boy those Unions can benefit the public very well these days huh???? or the Bastards that just pay the dues…

namnibor
namnibor
“[…Our trusty VA OIG was only able to catch him red handed sending unauthorized emails to his wife. I am glad he was pinched, but in light of the overall gravity of the scandal there, he seems to be getting off light with only a termination without jail time….]” If JAIL TIME is not served as cold as a dish of revenge to these scumbags for the fraud they actually have done, then it’s more likely than not that Mr.… Read more »
James Clement
James Clement

@Namnibor – – – Nice “Road sign” 🙂 🙂 🙂 Taken for future action.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
Yesterday, I put the Washington D.C. phone number on here. So anyone could call their respective representative. Here it is again; (202)224-3121. After two prompts, you’ll be able to talk directly to a person responsible for your voting district! _____________________________ I agree with Ben’s assessment of this VHA director getting off light! I guess “…unlawful sharing of personnal data with his wife…”, at least, according to oig, IS worse than murdering veterans! In my opinion, this bullshit is just a… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor
I can already tell by the expression just on Mr. Hawkin’s VA photo/mugshot, that he will be a fierce floater, will even possibly get both the AFGE and NAACP involved, then be akin to Helman and Graves, undunkable floaters. I’m betting Mr. Hawkin’s line of turds can be traced back to being an Obamanation kling-on…so Ben’s use of the term “pinched-off” if applicable to this absurd turd named Mr. Hawkins. This will be little different in the end, as that… Read more »
Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich
LOL, what a joke. put the phone number up here again. yesssirreee. give em a call. that’ll get something done. anyone that still believes these jokers are representatives of regular people are brain dead. or maybe working for them … like Hawkins. why Do you want people to believe that these representatives care about phone calls or emails or letters? do you do that so people won’t try effective action? keep the lie going that representatives work for people, not… Read more »
JAMES A SMITH
CRAZY ELF:; THANK YOU for expressing my feelings. LAST time they asked me what I honestly thought about the V.A. and the service I was [receiving?]. SO I gave them an honest answer, got barred from my outpatient clinic and told I would be arrested if I ever came back on the property , at least it was a nice looking female officer that escorted me to my truck. I finally got so bad I called them and had to… Read more »
James Gallegos
The VA is accuser, judge and jury ! You have just joined thousands of veterans that have been reported as being disruptive. I was also accused, they or one former coworker, told the Denver VA, that I would come into my local clinic at least twice a month and become disruptive. ! . I requested any and all proof that they used to prove that I had ever been disruptive, Answer from the chief of staff. ” there is no… Read more »
Taking it in the rear
Taking it in the rear

Denver is a crap hole! They lie, change medical records all the time to make sure there’s no evidence. If rock the boat? The called the regional office informing them my disabilities were better and changed records for proof. When went to a different state for care? They called and canceled appointments. There are some awful people working there and only getting worse.

James Gallegos
Write to Shulkin and tell him how you have been treated. The VA rating is worse than Phoenix per news report. The clinics in southeastern colorado were rated at below poor. Yes, these people have made the VA, their own and if veterans get in the way, they will and do report them as being disruptive and punish them. . Evidence is required per VA regulations, nope hearsay is law ! Yes, I caught 2 employees messing with my official… Read more »
Just another vet
Just another vet

This is a dam shame. H got off light? Did he lose any benefits or retirement pays? he will be back in some form or another. Just like Sharon. SMH. Drain the swamp my ass. The swamp looks to be spilling over.

Matthew A Adams
Matthew A Adams
It’s true. I work at the Dallas VA and it’s the same there. They have people in the wrong positions or p pole given positions because they are buddies. They are pay techs $25 hr to walk around and do nothing. I have seen people and drug addicts who work there get promoted to positions they are not qualified for. The Food Service Manager get paid $100,000 a yr and never walks in the kitchen, stays mostly in his office… Read more »
James Gallegos
I bet this makes you mad, what your are saying is the truth. You know whistle blowers are protected are you willing to become a whistle blower if not why not. I can probably answer that question, you don’t believe you will be protected and you will be retaliated against and you have to feed your family. We veterans understand that, we also know if you don’t do it who will. If you Should decide to blow the whistle, make… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
It feels like the VA is sending a very clear message with this one. Mess up the inventory to the tune of $150 million, no worries. Put Veterans health and lives at great risk due to total incompetents, no worries. Run a sham investigation and manufacturing false documents to cover up the paying of illegal bonuses, no worries. But sending VA documents that may put the VA in a bad light, your fired. That is your fired until they can… Read more »
james gallegos
Here we have another example that it is not against any policy or law, that fired VA employee names can be posted or named. No, excuse why the public and the Veterans can see who was fired and why and where. Veterans surly need this type of information. What if one of the employees harmed some veteran, that veteran should know ! I think someone has to call the VA out on this one. Secretary Shulkin is a VA employee… Read more »
touchavet@gmail.com

under the democratic party, employees within that payroll classification do not get fired. The resurface in a different town under a different job classification after enjoying a paid sabbatical. This will sound racist, but the truth is attractive light skinned black Americans get away with more shit than their darker cohorts. I’m in the business, I have seen it for years

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Well, brother.
It’s been said,

“Truth is the new hate speech!”

I guess one could change the wording to;

“TRUTH is the new Racist Speech!”

It basically means the same thing! Isn’t that the “normal rhetoric” for Democrats and RINO’s in Washington D.C. to come up with!?!?!?

touchavet@gmail.com

down is the new up, left is the new right and so on.

Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich

they have to keep the darkies in charge to keep the white man down. looks like it’s working just fine.

Taking it in the rear
Taking it in the rear

Darkies? You’re an idiot. Glad to see good ol boys here.

Swooch Another I'm waiting
Swooch Another I'm waiting
It’s whiteys running the blackeys for sure. Once in a while if the blackey does them real proud by corrupt behaviors they move up. But they have to be dirty as dirty can get. It’s whiteys in charge of this corrupt organization. And no politician has enough sense not to be outwitted by morons. I’m just enjoying the fallout long overdue. I stay away for sure. Oig must not be very good at what they do, unless they turned him… Read more »
Crazy elf
Crazy elf

I received this bullshit from:
“Military.com/daily news”
this morning.
Titled:
“Congress OK’s Big Boost in GI Bill College Aid for Veterans”
Dated: 2 August 2017
Associated Press | by: Hope Yen.

What’s not discussed in the article is;
Where are they getting the monies to support this? Will it be coming from the new allocations? Doesn’t the VA handle G.I. educational benefits?
And, the first commenter is, in my opinion, NOT happy with veterans receiving additional educational benefits!

More bullshit from Congressional representatives!

touchavet@gmail.com

it happens because the political whores keep getting re elected every time

Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich

nobody is elected.
i wish veterans would stop spreading lies for the mainstream lugenpresse.
elections have been compromised for years.
i posted conclusive proof of this, right here on this website, before the elections.
did the readers here ignore that evidence?
tsk tsk, not very smart, eh?
nobody gets elected.
that’s more fake news that you bought.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Here’s an interesting video out from;
“THE STILL REPORT”
Dated: 3 August 2017 (02:59 min. long)
Titled:
“Seth Rich Murder Was Ordered By CIA Chief Brennan, 1734?”

The “link” given at the bottom of his report is from a VERY influential “liberal” exposing the crime! It’s definitely worth checking out!

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE
Like VA is lying always says just one big RICO crime act for $$$$$$$$$$$$ the shit never ceases, That 150 million is a drop in the bucket the higher ups are stealing much more than that, otherwise someone would fix the problem….Or they don’t want to end up like these honest folks….[WATCH VIDEO] And it always goes back to the cia crooks one world agenda, at any price using our own tax dollars to fuck us over….What a deal…… OPERATION… Read more »
Dan
Dan

Just like what Happened in Peru Indiana and Detroit Michigans VA regional medical center

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
Dan, I would venture to say, this has/is occurring in at least 99% of ALL VA’s nationwide! No law enforcement agency wants to touch going after VA! They are a criminal interprise all by themselves. In my opinion, they are worse than any mafia organization to ever get a foothold in America! The mafia paid off police departments, mayors, senators, Congresspersons etc, etc, etc during their heyday! And, It’s STILL occurring today. Only, it’s in the guise of ALL our… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Inspection of the VA Regional Office Indianapolis, Indiana
“https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAOIG/bulletins/1ae9655”
NOW GO SHINE YOUR BOOTS

Dan
Dan

Shine your own boots. Krause was the one that sent out the info for the Indianapolis VA hospital.

Lem
Lem
How did Mr. Hawkins move up to Director? Internal promotion? When I was on the long term care unit in DC in the late 1990s I was given aspirin (distinctive taste) instead of Tylenol #3. Also prescriptions were written in my name that were never picked up by me or sent to my mailing address when I wasn’t hospitalized. I was falsely accused by the head of the homeless out reach of being an addict simply because I was homeless.… Read more »
Windguy
Windguy

Can’t have a functional single payer system in America – which the VA is. That would set a horrible example, and the boys with the real money (none of this one percent shit) wouldn’t like it.

Aaah, there’s nothing like a morning adrenaline buzz fueled by anger, frustration, betrayal and disgust. So tactile I can smell it.

Good morning to you
Good morning to you
Fresh out of the bat-room
we head to the chat-room
Good morning to youuuu.

Daylight in the swamp.

Wyldechylde
Wyldechylde

I think most of us would love to set that tune to the lovely, staccato cadence of gunfire.

namnibor
namnibor

With heavy bass reverberating from Naval Battleship Canons and nice high note sounds of tracer rounds screaming. 🙂

Wyldechylde
Wyldechylde

I think that would be an acceptable reason to recommission those big beautiful behemoths. We could record it and send a copy to Kim Jong Un “This is how you execute a motherfucker”

James Clement
James Clement

@Namnibor @Wyldechylde – – – I 100% agree with bringing back the Battleships. Build 6 new ones based upon the Iowa class with modern technology. Keep the old-school Armor Plating, etc.

With 85% of the world’s population living within range of Naval Gunfire – – – it makes good sense.

Wyldechylde
Wyldechylde

I say build them with 3-4 reactors and just install massive banks of railguns on them 1 reactor to power the boat the other 2-3 to power the railguns 😀 😀 😀

James Clement
James Clement

@Wlydechylde – – – Three A4W reactors for power, 2 S5W reactors for the railguns. Normal Ops Config: 2 A4W online, 1 offline. 1 S5W online, 1 offline. Power and redundancy.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

WINGWALKER/WINDGUY…….”http://www.apfn.org/apfn/queen.htm”

Dan
Dan
UM let me see if I get this straight. You complain about the VA and how it operates but then you want the same thing for a national health care system that the vast majority of the citizens said they did NOT want when Hillary tried it back in the 80’s (a direct violation of the Anti Nepotism Act of 1968) and again when Pelosi and Reed forced the ACA down our throats in the “oughts”? You do know that… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Dam Elf, It’s bad enough that the VA is filled with floaters. Don’t the folks in Florida know they need to flush when their done doing their business in the head. Here’s another turd they found floating around so they polished him up and made him Florida Congressman. Us taxpayers can’t afford to keep paying all these floaters and the ghost they claim they have working for them. “Florida Congressman Pays Girlfriend’s Family, Money Launderer For Unexplained Work” Luke Rosiak… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

This turd has been floating around Florida since he was impeachment and removal from his post as judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. So they get out the turd polish and make him a Congressman who employs a whole staff of Ghost being paid nearly the same salary he dose.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Dam they sure can pick them in Florida. Hastings was charged with accepting a $150,000 bribe in exchange for a lenient sentence and a return of seized assets for 21 counts of racketeering by Frank and Thomas Romano, and of perjury in his testimony about the case. He was acquitted by a jury after his alleged co-conspirator, William Borders, refused to testify in court, resulting in a jail sentence for Borders. Such high standards for a federal judge only $150,000… Read more »
Seymore Klerly
Seymore Klerly

“New VA Clinics OK’d For Jacksonville, 5 Other Florida Cities”
By Cyd Hoskinson • 20 hours ago
“http://news.wjct.org/post/new-va-clinics-okd-jacksonville-5-other-florida-cities”

Shulkin is sure working hard to shut these palaces down, NOT.

James Gallegos
Just posted on the net, Trump authorized veterans to use telemedicine, Shulkin state’s this will benefit veterans. Veterans can use their smart phone’s, not all veterans have smart phone’s. Will a nurse, PA or a janitor be caring for us. Is congressman and senator’s going to use telemedicine.? I said it this way, would a machanic tell you to call him telemedicine to work on you car ! Don’t think so. ! So Trump authorized veterans to use telemedicine, don’t… Read more »
Seymore Klealy
Seymore Klealy

James Gallegos,

You asked “Will a nurse, PA or a janitor be caring for us?” the answer is neither. There going to outsource tele-medicine to Pakistan Tech Support personal.

James Gallegos

Are u sure, thought maybe there were some Nazi left over and they were next to kill veterans.

Apples and oranges I guess.

Why even have a VA, veterans are doing all the work.

Would a veterinarian tell people, I will treat your 🐕 over the television. !

Those people would be on the news and the news would be saying it was crulity to animals.

Guess animals over veterans

Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich

Nazi’s did not want to fight Americans at all. They were forced to fight by the actions of churchill, roosevelt and stalin.
Nazis fought the communists. Tried to stop communism & corruption that you see now.
They lost, obviously.
Communists now rule.

James Gallegos

Guess it’s time to open another Can of Woop Ass ! And finish the job our father’s started.

Swooch Another I'm waiting
Swooch Another I'm waiting

I could appreciate medical appointments by digital. While going over labs n at the same time scanning my butt crack for a pimple is pretty cool. LMAO

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

What happened to jeb bush I bet he’s still skidding up the bowl somewhere, I’d like to smack around him and his brother george and make em cry like the real pussies they are…And I bet it wouldn’t take long for them to be asking for their mommy, …FUCK IT TIME TO BURN ONE…..EXHALE….These clippings ain’t to bad …lol

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
Seymore, Just read the “Rosiak article”! Damn, I’ll bet that’s happening ALL across the country by democrats and other RINO assboles! How about this, Rubio was caught taking vacations on the taxpayers dime. And he used his government credit card for illegal activities as well! When he was caught, he paid the money back, and said everything’s ok now! Let’s NOT forget about our governor Scott. A real winner there, I can assure you! He started out owning two I’ve… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE
The Admiralty Court Exists Because “https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/so” the U.S. is Under Martial law This Awareness* wishes briefly to remind entities that the admiralty court is the court in which the gold braid goes around the American Flag which indicates the court is under martial law, or under admiralty law, from the martial law since Abraham Lincoln’s executive order putting it under martial law, and in order to continue staying under martial law, the country has to have some kind of war… Read more »
James Clement
James Clement
Good article, Ben. While it is good that Hawkins has been fired, I do agree that he got off very lightly. Just like Sharon Helman at Phoenix, and RimaAnn Nelson at Saint Louis. For the crimes they committed and the trouble they caused, they should have all been fired, prosecuted, then sentenced to a minimum 5 years with no time off. As the fictional detective Baretta (loved Fred the bird) said: “Don’t do the crime – – If you can’t… Read more »
Swooch Another I'm waiting
Swooch Another I'm waiting

It’s nice to dream especially wet types

james m hanrahan
hi to all of my family as part of the VA, you know i have been part of the systrm for over 34 years and one thing we all know is most people who work there make more money then we do even at 100% rating and no taxes taken out!!!! we give them a job and they mostly give us the shaft. many billions of dollars goes in one door and comes out in to somes one pocket who… Read more »
Jo3n
James Clement’s Lament…..and it’s a good one. Hawkins will show up somewhere. I read that actions taken crap. Like reading the binary system. The law says names of employee and their charges. Shulkin said that, he must have forgotten. Most VA employees that were fired, were; gardeners, kitchen staff, housekeeping, rehab counselors, and a time keeper. Who and where, along with reason are missing. The list said it was current thru July 25, ’17. I guess, I have to go… Read more »
James Clement
James Clement
@Jo3n – – – I hear you. I (as a Veteran) am in one of the two most hated groups in the United States. For those of you who are both Veterans AND Christians – – – you have a “perfect score”. As I and many others stated when that list was first announced, it is absolutely meaningless without publishing the names of the offenders. Anyone could make that list up, and it would be unable to be verified without… Read more »
Swooch Another I'm waiting
Swooch Another I'm waiting

Hawkins will show up in urology being a new pecker checker. Also a mammogramohee put that floppy Titsk right in here. My favorite part crank squish. I not goin ask u to stop breathing cuz your mouth is wide open to scream.

Dennis
Dennis

This stuff doesn’t surprise me. Too bad for us that the public doesn’t give a rat’s turd about this kind of thing and how veteran’s are always treated like 2nd class citizens. If you ask me there ain’t nothing here worth putting your life up for sacrifice for. Since returning from Viet-Nam I haven’t seen one swinging d*ck back here that’s worthy of risking your life for. Not one! I’ll never do it again. I’m too damn old anyway.

James Gallegos

Dennis, I speak with active duty and tell them to make sure they get copies of everything, as the VA will mess with them.

Many have told me, they know and are spreading the word.

Orange cush

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

James,
Many of my friends, and I, are reaching out to active duty personnel and telling them to get copies of every fuckin thing! Which includes medical records and personnel records!

James Gallegos

Word of mouth is very powerful, someone has to do this dirty job. Tks

Jo3n

@James Clement, I also read in H.R.1690, that bonuses, all bonuses would be posted. Names and amount. Where are they? I agree, not worth dying for. It is worth living for.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Here’s a brand new video out from;
“President Trump Breaking News”
Published on Aug. 3, 2017.
(11:14 minutes long)
Titled;

“Breaking News Today, President Trump Latest News Today 8/3/17, Veterans Health Services!”

“Telemedicine” at its finest for a —-
“Single Payer Healthcare System for American Veterans!”
Y’all need to watch this bullshit from “Liar Shithead Shulkin!”

I put Ben’s site in the comment section! Hopefully, some of the people who see it will come here and learn more about how veterans are NOT being taken care of!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@Crazy elf – – – The VA has promised me these Tele-Health Services for over a year. Hear are the heartless perps names at the VAMC located in Wilmington, Delaware. Cut and pasted from my personal VA med notes; • Previously, Mike Merrill (Outside Program Director and Veteran), was ordered by Michael Amos, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff, to work with Dr. Drew Wallace (Local Recovery Coordinator), to get me the Clinical Video Tele-Health (CVT) services. Dr. Wallace… Read more »
James Clement
James Clement
VA Telemedicine is a crock of crap. The only thing they can REALLY do is a half-ass diagnosis, then schedule you an appointment to see a VA doctor at one of their facilities. At least when you go to one of their VA facilities, after the half-ass diagnosis – – – you can stop at the pharmacy, or decide to get the OTC stuff cheaper elsewhere. Here’s my question: Why can they not combine “tele-medicine” with a “roving MD”? When… Read more »
James Clement
James Clement

Damn Neuropathy! Then the Veteran could be transported to the hospital, admitted and treated with ALL costs being charged back to the VA right from the start.

Jo3n

@Crazy elf, is that the, ” medical system for America’s former military? “. That will hurt Veterans deeply, now and in the future. That will definitely hurt me.

namnibor
namnibor
The VA and Telemedicine. Can you imagine the research $$$$ for using we Veterans as human test subjects for new subliminal audio/video techniques? The VA could up their Veteran Suicide #’s by 100% each day by just sending the Manchurian Candidate Code to unsusceptible Veteran or Spouse/Survivor for instructions to not kill themselves ON VA parking lots or property. Or something like that. I do not trust these hacks. Plus, like roaches or vampires, once you invite them inside, good… Read more »
Ex va
Ex va
Ben, as per normal operations here you are right on target with this article. If vaoig was to prosecute a medical center director for not accounting for supplies, obstruction, and putting Veterans lives at risk among other offenses they probably would have to fire at least half of all the va medical center directors for pulling the same crimes. Ben and others you are correct they do not go after directors for the serious crimes it is the lesser of… Read more »
James Gallegos

Any idea what it would cost the VA to take employees to court and the other lawyer prolonging the trial.

Its easier to forget about the millions lost and use something against the employee, so they don’t have to go to court..

Your right if they would take them to court, a lot of dirty laundry would come out and other employees implicated

That’s a can of worms, the va will avoid at any cost.

Jo3n

For some time, I’ve mostly advocated for eliminating the VHA allowing Veterans Choice. All these Veterans Clinics the VA wants to open, and all these new criteria for Veterans to use Choice are unrealistic. Plus, Shithead likes the idea. Paranoid?

Ex va
Ex va

@J03n, no you are right on target.

James Clement
James Clement

@Jo3n – – – You are precisely on target. “Clement’s Lament” (your term) is a plan that will give true choice to all veterans. You are one of the commenters who contributed to the development of it. And all veterans truly do need a choice. Long overdue.

@Ex va – – – Welcome back!

Ex va
Ex va

@James Gallegos, thank you.

Ex va
Ex va

@James Clement, thank you for the welcome back! 🙂

Ex va
Ex va

Makes me physically sick.

Jo3n

On rereading the post, it became clear. No one in upper management is going down easy. Hawkins was fired for the least possible crime he committed. The VA OIG gave up? How long did the VA OIG the not guilty yet anyway, Veteran? A whole different story. The VA OIG should make his investigation public. I would like a second opinion. This VA OIG didn’t have his heart or head into this investigation. Or, he lies.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE
Erie R.R. v. Thompkins, 304 U.S 64 (1938)..[FREEEEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR ALL WHAT A BULLSHIT STATEMENT] give you background which led to this decision. Some of this information is from the Ben Freeman tapes of 1989. They are excellent tapes if you have them. Ben used to talk about “legislative democracy.” I couldn’t find a definition for legislative democracy. It bothered me. However, by listening to his tapes as well as other tapes. I began to see the fraud that… Read more »
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