VA Staffers Create ‘Unofficial’ Secret Clinics To Manipulate Wait Times
CLARKSBURG – VA staffers at one VA medical center were caught creating secret emergency department clinics to manipulate wait times according to the Office of Special Counsel.
One manager at Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center, located in Clarksburg, WVa, pressured nurses to falsify workload numbers. The fraud involved the creation of secret clinics inside the Emergency Department of the facility’s records system.
Nurses would redirect veterans into the secret clinic database while they waited for health care. The scheme kept the numbers lower effectively creating an illegal wait list that interfered with access to health care and data about the visit.
Wait Time Scheme At Clarksburg VA
According to The Exponent Telegram:
A recent special counsel report asserts that the manager “attempted to influence nursing staff to place emergency patients in two unofficial clinics, rather than record their emergency department encounter.”
“The decision to create these clinics within the emergency department violated VA directives and prevented an accurate analysis of staff workload,” the report contends. “It also gave the false impression the primary care clinic had a greater workload and demand for services.”
Once they were notified, officials at the medical center “immediately discontinued the practice, developed a process for clinic approvals and educated leadership and staff on the requirements contained in agency directives violated in this matter,” the Office of Special Counsel asserted.
“The agency is currently determining how to recoup lost payments,” the report asserts. “In addition, the VA counseled the manager responsible for the creation of these improper clinics.”
Congress Must Think Wait Time Fraud Is A Joke
It is worth repeating that the manager was “counseled” for the illegal scheme that violated agency policy and effectively amounts to fraud.
Where is the Civil Rico lawsuit we have all been calling for? How is it VA continues to engage in active fraud in these wait time scandals?
At the end of the day, no one is being truly punished for harming veterans or at least putting their lives at risk through these schemes. No wonder they persist.
The Manger who fudged the numbers at the WV facility was re-assigned to protect her postion. The Director Dr. Glenn Snider knew and endorsed the false clinics. Thus he protected her and ONLY gave her a letter of reprimand. This is pure VA Toxic Leaders protecting VA Toxic employees……Drain this swamp. Mr. President!
Couldn’t this all be fixed if they just stopped allowing vets who aren’t disabled 0% or more to get VA healthcare? The government has used the VA healthcare as a “pilot program” for civilian national healthcare. Also, it shouldn’t be mandatory that every veteran gets a year physical. If the veteran is young and feeling well it shouldn’t be mandatory for a physical. In Canada they got wait times down for the sicker people by not demanding yearly physicals from everyone.
how can this continue with so may exposures in the media. The the overseers not paying attention?
Another case of multiple handles. Any other spotters out there? – – – Nutter.
there is no accountability at the VA and there never was, and they will not hesitate too push a veteran under the bus to save there shammin gold brickin asses. They will take the money allocated to take care of us and put it in there pocket, and they get away with it. VA has the collective intelligence of an ameba. They will lie cheat manipulate any record, collude, destroy lives, fraud. And there mental health and social services are a national disgrace. i do not know how some of the VAs medical centers get four an five star ratings, when they actually should have a fat shinny F. The substance programs they have are just glorified flop houses, any system that would classify pot as a schedule 1 is broken, incompetent, and can not be trusted, and don’t know anything addiction. And the local county VA courthouse offices are worthless, just a time suck. lebnnon baloney, pa 1990. That facility is so crooked it was probably screwed into the dirt.
Insight on typical day of VA worker (from SES to GS-0):
7AM-8AM – Breakfast at my desk.
8AM-9AM Come up with reasons to screw over veterans
10AM – Meet with manager to discuss bonus for screwing over veterans
11AM-1PM – Lunch
1PM-2PM – Nap at desk so I can come up with more creative ways to screw over veterans
2PM-3PM – Break
3PM Go home after productive day of screwing over veterans
Your close in your assessment, but your forgot to add the typical 6 hours of downloading porn.
Only Patient Advocates are allowed to download massive amounts of porn. It justifies the door always closed and out to lunch sign. Note to self: Never shake hands with a Patient Advocate.
Not sure about that Namnibor. I thought that it was a requirement for all SES employees. With the exception of those who telecommute to work.
In a proper circle jerk, one jerking SES’er to another would naturally mean the Patient Advocate Office contains a massive circle jerk.
Downloading porn for 6 hours is “training day” – usually Thursdays.
Thank the union for fighting for the right to conduct training on Thursdays.
WoW never a dull moment for these VA peeps. Dance monkey dance; fake clnics’ employees spanking their monkeys outside windows and in particular the huge story that the VA has an ethics committee. I say with all that working against you vets. Make some noise election time I love dance monkey dance though, got a beat. Also love what VA employee said on here, government employees are 24/7, besides blowing smoke up each other’s ass to sound like your deployed to fantasyland,sounds more like 24/7 these government employees cannot run a non-criminalized department all way from top to toilet scrubs. I’m a dance monkey dance kind of peep.
Have you ever thought of going to work for the VHA?
That would be great for the VA. The but is Ben would have to bring a huge team of executives with him cauzzzz government employees be on call 24/7 trying to fire him. They don’t want to excel or to be morally responsible about their task. Sounds like they now again compromised choice and want that money back in their control big pockets. Shulkin set bad example and now they are going to run with it. Orgs for vets sound like they don’t have vets interest on their minds. Go for elections mess those numbers up.
VA and the service origination’s held a closed meeting to discuss the choice program and wants it halted and the money diverted back to the VA so they can care for veterans.
One person is helping feed homeless and veterans that are hungry. Article states the VA will help how ? By asking veterans when they come in, if they are hungry ?
how are helping those veterans ! they look up food banks and tell them to go there.
I posted that someone needs to find these veterans and ask them if they ever applied for any service connected disabilities and ask how many received a denial letter. Then go to the VA with the names and find out why their claims were denied.
Service origination writes to Secretary Shulkin demanding the VA do more studies on medical marijuana, this was sent last month and Secretary shulkin has not responded.
HUM, I wrote to him twice first in may and again after his office contacted the Denver VA about them falsely accusing me of disruptive behavior and the VA in Denver Admitting that I was falsely accused.
Secretary Shulkin, has yet to respond. I am one veteran who knows right from wrong and I will until I die or they kill me, fight the VA until my good name is cleared,
James Galllegos my thoughts is just likes yours but I want Choice what Doctors if a Disabled Veterans collecting 100 percent service connected go to any Medical Providers they want to at the expense of the Veteran Affairs Admistation .
Quick note, I just added a Twitter to President Trump about this wait list fraud. If you have not tweeted Trump about this, please do so.
Just so I get the category of fraud right, it is the “wait list” category and not the “TBI fraud”, “Bonus scams”, “Agent Orange denial fraud”, “Burn pit fraud”, “drug diversion fraud”, “travel pay fraud”, “contractor fraud”, “doctor licensure fraud”, “Emergency room expense denial fraud”, “malpractice fraud”, “OIG fraudulent statements”, “misallocation of funds fraud”, AND “Mrs. Government VA employee gets to go see Little Mermaid in Europe to help vets fraud” categories right Ben?
Just “wait list fraud” so we can focus his attention, right? Got it!
Hmmm. It probably is best just to keep the tweets about what is going on at VA to just that one category for the big cheese. POTUS is kind of busy right now to fiddle with all the really minor glitches at VA…
VA ISN’T CHANGING – – – I’m still in wait. Why? VA needs to be side swiped to buckle their knees to bring them to the ground. Not one knee, both knees.
How? Pick one issue that the VA has royally screwed over the most number of Veterans. Investigate to propose a logical and timely solution to said VA issue or problem. Then use Social Media for a committed group of Veterans to send messages to the VA Sound Machine, and demand changes. Make them the VA look bad. Doing the opposite of how ex-POTUS Obomba did during Presidential Elections.
Problem 1; Getting a group of committed Veterans, to participate in shaming the VA into changing their position on the selected issue or problem.
Problem 2; Yes, it may take some time, just like creating a demand or need for a product or service. Good beforehand planning, picking a VA issue to focus on, and then keeping the dedication of staying the course of blasting the VA via Social Media.
I say this because Veterans haven’t had a JUSTIFIED WIN for a long time. And, the rate of the VA changing is quite slow. The pace that things are going, current Veterans may not see dramatic changes in the VA for years, if any.
What say you? Ben too (not bento, not bent toe) – – – Nutter.
Sometimes it’s best and nessasary to “hobble” a gangster! Break their ankles where they can’t walk – remember that scene in “Misery”?! Where James Kahn’s character gets “hobbled” by Kathy Bates’ character with a 10lb sledgehammer.
To this day, whenever I see that scene, I cringe at it!
Hey elf, that’s exactly what I’m talking about. Ever notice when out and about, and of all in the crowd you spot the person that’s limping? Exact thing about the VA. Once an issue or problem is tackled by some especially on Social Media, there’ll be many that will take notice. If not, there’re many influencer’s of change, that’re cruzin this here [Al] Gore(y) internet. I believe the strategy of the VA, is to keep circumstances isolated, and with minimum exposure. This tactic works well for them, and they know it. Just saying about my observation. But then again, I could be off-base, and it wouldn’t be the first time. – – – Nutter.
Oy – alvays with the smorgasbord
Benjamin Krause please try to get your email please
I’ve read the linked news article trying to figure out what is meant by the VA trying to “recoup lost payments”, and can’t find what it means.
Why would the VA be paying anything for wait time fraud other than if the manager manipulated the wait time in order to qualify for a bonus. If that is the case, then the manager should have been fired and prosecuted for fraud. Why was he only counseled? Was it because to do anything more would reveal either zero oversight by his supervisor, or his supervisor and those above him also benefited from the fraud?
I can’t see these worthless VA employees manipulating wait times just because they want “Employee of the month” with better parking. Who would risk being caught committing fraud unless there was a significant financial benefit to themselves?
At what point does the VA decide this wait time fraud will never be fixed until they remove that incentive?
At what time do congressional committees wake up and start asking the same questions?
REMOVE ALL BONUSES FROM VA/AFGE…FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From the letter the U.S.OSC sent to the White House: “The VA also improperly coded patient encounters for medical billing purposes. The VA informed OSC it charged 602 veterans an incorrect copayment, resulting in a total lost revenue of $21,070 for the clinic.”
In layman’s terms the two bogus clinics that were being used Billed and collected the copayments. But the emergency room clinic did not receive payment because of the false billing to other clinics.
Letter at: “https://osc.gov/News/pr18-2.pdf”
Full Report at: “https://osc.gov/PublicFiles/FY2017/17-47-DI-16-3638/DI-16-3638%20Redacted%20Agency%20Report.pdf”
Also worth noticing is that this scam has been going on for over Seven Years. Clearly there were more than 602 Vets who were seen in the Emergency room.
A lot of Bonus money went out during this time for everyone involved. More than $200,000.
Again, if co-payments were redirected to non-existent clinics, why did it take 7 years for someone to notice money piling up in an account somewhere?
Or was it piling up? Was someone above him using it as a slush fund? Who above the manager would have the authority for that?
Does that letter you linked say how this was discovered?
You’re right Seymore. Brain fart on my part since I read that.
I’m still curious what happened with co-payments piling up in an account over 7 years.
It was discovered because a whistle blower got tired of this scheme and reported it to the OSC.
602 vets seen in the ER over 7 years?
Yeah, I call bullshit on that as well.
Recall the post from Ben several days ago about vets getting stiffed with ER bills when they went to a private ER?
The numbers suggested it would be over 160 per day.
Ah, thanks for that Seymore. It explains why he was only counseled then.
The VA doesn’t give a shit about the veterans harmed as long as the money was still in-house.
It does show how elaborate a scheme this was though if co-payments were directed towards non-existent billing codes.
I wonder if there was a way to skim the money from that account?
Again, someone had some serious incentive to create this scheme, and it sure as hell wasn’t a plaque on the wall next to the travel fraud poster.
Too bad those in congress are too feckin lazy to ask the questions.
Isaacson and Maxine Waters asking questions can easily be confused with a food processor and a Stairmaster shootout.
I know Isaacson is a processed Johnny, but what, Waters has a Stairmaster too? They should buy them by bulk, it’d be a more reasonable price. But, who cares since the Gubmint and VA isn’t counting their beans, only to enjoy counting the beans of others. Pure Politics, Greed, Corruption, Scandal, Fraud, etc.. – – – Nutter.
No, Maxine Waters *sounds like* a food processor when she does that thing she calls talking on this amusement ride. Isaacson is riding the Stairmaster as his broom for Halloween festivities.
“…at least putting their lives at risk through these schemes.”
These schemes can only possibly represent the TINY percentage of scams being perpetrated in unabated fashion at the whim of each facility, manager, employee, and vendor. You correctly pegged is as criminal fraud. Those who specialize in criminal mentality can boil this down VERY fast – at best only 10% of criminal activities engaged in by individuals is EVER detected or solved.
Ben, these incidents cannot help but hurt individuals but holy shit, name a single VA function that does not do that??? We at best only catch that 10%, and when so caught in violation of about forty criminal codes – we counsel them right? Tell me precisely again just who is providing this moral guidance to the errant individual again? A VA guy? Six figure income for producing zero of net worth to society and who of course owes his allegiance to The Brotherhood of the AFGE – “There to watch each other’s back” is the slogan they currently tout on their website.
So we send a brother who has sworn to watch his fellows back to counsel him about following orders, violating law, and official misconduct and to top it off it is the VA sent to counsel the VA about how to remain leg??? Well shit, ain’t that just pretty as can be. That is almost as stupid as putting VA in charge of saving lives of vets.
Now who are we gonna get to counsel the reat of the 200,000 AFGE employees about not breaking the law? Maybe Mr. Cox, AFGE lead thug can fill the rest in?
The AFGE/VA is currently training murders of crows to fly in formation of verbal touts in the sky for mass reading of remainder 200,000 engorged purple team members.
Oh, the union is quick to say how the VA is understaffed and needs more people – well, this article proves that is a flat out lie. They flubbed the numbers to make it look like they were over worked.
When I got hired in Sep 2016 at the Atlanta VBA – I and other new hires sat in a training room for over five months with nothing to do. They fired me, and before they chucked me, they were saying we were gonna be in that training room for more months w/o no end.
Just a waste of taxpayer’s dollars and lying to the public about workloads.
Yea, like they give a shit.
No one fired, no oversight, just corruption and disrespect for Veterans by non-Veterans.
A manager is demoted for posting an alleged “racist” video, “Dance, Monkey, Dance” on his own time, on his own computer at home!
And this asswipe manager is “counseled” for committing fraud, waste and abuse at his VHA!
Does anyone, besides me, see the bullshit coming out from VA on issues of this magnitude of crap!
Damn, when will these reprobates be FIRED?
The “OSC” went in, saw the corruption, made a correct statement of fraud, and “slapped the asshole on the back of his hand!” That’s what it amounts to! A slap on his hand!
It’s also a “slap in the face to the veterans!”
We are riding the same wavelength of thought, Crazy elf.
Have you read this article out from “military.com/daily news” yet?
“Chief of VA Health Care System Steps Down!”
“Stars and Stripes” | by Nikki Wentling
Looks like more upper management is evading prosecution by “stepping down”! This one’s doing it because of “family issues!”
You know, when someone is in a little bit of trouble, they use “family” or “personal health” excuses for “…getting the hell outta trouble!” Seen it many times over the years!
“[…The leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs Deathcare System unexpectedly stepped down from her position, effective Saturday, leaving three top VA positions unfilled by permanent undersecretaries.
Dr. Poonam Alaigh, the acting undersecretary for health since May, sent a message to VA employees last week informing them she was resigning for family reasons.
“I have made the difficult decision to step down,” Alaigh wrote. “I want you to know that it has been my greatest honor to serve [VA Secretary David Shulkin], each one of you and all of our veterans. As I prepare to now leave Washington, I thank you sincerely for what you have helped us to accomplish….]”
What *did* they accomplish? Efficient stacking of dead vets in shower stalls or duct taping body bags to prevent explosion?
Dr. “Poo” is stepping-down. Ninety-Nine more dancing monkeys in a barrel to go.
Well, if I recall correctly, Dr. Poon did take a little trip with Shulkin. Is Shulkin throwing Poon under the bus?
Exactly, so they can play “musical chairs” and just put another flunky in there for four more years of promises and no follow through.
That the fraud manager was only counseled tells me there were others above him that were benefiting from the fraud, and VA counseling him was an easy way to cover it up.
I’d like to see that spokeshack Cashour explain why posting on Facebook is so much worse than committing fraud.
Just to set the record straight on this issue. The OSC conducted the investigation and found wrongdoing, but they have no authority over employee punishment. That is where the quagmire exists. Only the facility can punish the employee. I personally think that is BS. She protected them by not saying who told her to make the false clinics, and they protect her by counseling her.
This is wrong and this needs to be fixed. Veterans of WV contact Senator Shelly Moore Capito, Senator Manchin, and Congressman McKinley and demand a better accounting of these Mangers who get paid thousands of dollars in bonus money to falsify veterans numbers in the ER.
We deserve better than this………………….
“[It is worth repeating that the manager was “counseled” for the illegal scheme that violated agency policy and effectively amounts to fraud.]”
So, a VA hack only gets counseled for illegal schemes but GOD FORBID that manager should post *anything* regarding DANCING MONKEYS on social media?
Veterans, I now suggest we ALL get tattoos of DANCING MONKEYS so that we can easily get engorged purple team leaders fired for cutting into a cuddly-wuddly DANCING MONKEY.
VA is so screwed up that they may have a program for this tattoo to be approved. Contact your local VA Program Coordinator. LMAOooo – – – Nutter.
The VA would only approve toxic tattoo ink made by Monsanto & Dow and only in various shades of orange.
I’m requesting glow in the dark ink. I don’t care if there is an extra charge, because it takes another VA AFGE unionized employee to use this ink. I’ll take deep orange with a border tint of DEEP PURPLE. Print should say, “Smoke on the Water, the fire in the sky.” Remember that tune, or too young, old, around your time of youth? – – – Nutter.
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
posted by: Ian Locke
Love that song. Melodically and Historically.
I waited 2 months for a PTSD therapist. Couldn’t even get a contract therapist via video on the roving truck. Finally got a Choice assignment, but not until I called choice about the wait time.
Cheyenne still play some games but not the same ones they got caught with. Why did I have to request Choice for this therapist? I was already Choice for my primary care. Seems to me that when they couldn’t provide a veteran with “somatic concerns” and verified PTSD by a social worker a therapist within a couple of weeks they should have called choice for me.
If I had been a little more distraught I could have ended up as one of the parking lot suicides.
Obama Care has take all the physicians private to get away from government miss managers. And making the miss managers screw up more.
From the article it says; ““The agency is currently determining how to recoup lost payments,” the report asserts.”
I have a great way they can recoup the lost payments. Just claw back any and all employee bonuses that were paid out by running this scam.
Worth noticing is that this scam has been going on for over Seven Years. Clearly there were more than the 602 Vets who were improperly billed that were seen in the Emergency room.
A lot of Bonus money went out during this time for everyone involved. More than $200,000. Heads and staff of the clinics that were claiming to have seen the Vets at the two bogus clinics used and billing through their own clinics.
Strait up RICO ACT!!!
As it just so happens, my oldest surviving military buddy uses the Louis A Johnson facility in Clarksburg, West-By-God Virginia. Met him onboard USS England (CG 22) in 1981. Maintained daily contact with him through 1995. Weekly contact since. He flew into Honolulu from Norfolk, Va to be the Best Man at our wedding in 1997.
He does not complain much – – – but when he does, you best take him at his word. And he has quite a bit to say about Clarksburg. NONE of it good.
Commander Chuckles, This is posted for you. And every other Veteran who has served their nation honorably, only to be betrayed by those they served. We have discussed this many times on the phone:
It is high time for some real leadership at the VA. Leadership that speaks truth publicly about how bad things have really gotten. Leadership that develops solutions to take better care of ALL our nations warriors.
Leadership that recognizes that when they are doing a good job – – – it will be veterans singing their praises, rather than the VA needing a PR Agency to put out “Fluff Pieces” to mislead America.
Current VA leadership has their Brain Housing Group the size of mice and their Hearts no bigger. It is about FIFTEEN YEARS PAST TIME TO FIX THE GODDAMN BROKEN VA:
1. Recognize the problems inherent in the VA are SYSTEM-WIDE, not just limited to a few locations.
2. Fire all the Lazy No Good Workers. Fire EVERY single AFGE/SES Employee.
3. Sell off all the VA facilities. Alternatively, they may be converted into housing for homeless veterans.
4. Issue all veterans a card that allows them to choose their own doctors within their community that they can TRUST.
5. The United States Government will PAY those doctors promptly (Within 45 days) for the care they provide veterans.
6. ELIMINATE the “Federal Protection” Umbrella for incompetent QUACKS that the VA sends to other states to practice other than their own. Going to practice in Hawaii? You need to be LICENSED in Hawaii. Same applies to all other states.
7. Any claim a veteran submits to the VBA that requires more than 90 days to adjudicate, is automatically found to be in favor of the veteran. If a VBA claim filed by a veteran is found to be a false one designed to scam the system, the VA will have to prove in civil court that a false claim was intentionally submitted.
8. All veterans will be allowed to seek/retain the services of a Veterans Rights Attorney from their first initial contact with the VA.
9. No AFGE, nor any other Labor Union business will be allowed to take place in any Federal Workplace. Conducting Union Business during working hours will be STRICTLY PROHIBITED, and will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. Should any government employee be found violating this provision, it will result in IMMEDIATE LIFETIME DISMISSAL FROM ANY/ALL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYMENT.
10. Attorneys for appeal will be retained at the former employee’s PERSONAL expense. U. S. Taxpayer’s will not be subject to payment of legal bills for incompetent or dishonest personnel with regards to Governmental Employment.
You have my contact information Mr. President and Mr. Secretary. Call or E-Mail me anytime. I have a lot of ideas to help you improve the services provided to my fellow veterans. I will not hesitate to speak up at all.
For all of my fellow veterans who have been ill-served by this DERAILED CLUSTERFUCK of a TRAIN WRECK called the Veterans Administration over the years:
Our battles overseas were far less stressful than our war here at home. Never Cruel or cowardly. Never Give Up. Never Give In. We are on the Righteous path.
POTUS Reagan broke up PATCO in the ’80’s. It is past time for POTUS Trump to break up the AFGE. The vast majority of our current Congress Critters do NOT have Veterans Interests at heart. Perhaps their replacements will. VOTE OUT all these WORTHLESS INCUMBENTS.
Give their replacement’s one term to take care of Veterans who put aside their own personal lives to answer this nation’s call when she needed them. Many of those Veterans suffer the remainder of their lives for doing what most of their countrymen had not the courage to do.
If they cannot MUSTER THE STONES to do it properly – – – vote their worthless asses out as well. Party should NOT MATTER. What SHOULD MATTER is their VOTING RECORDS ON VETERANS ISSUES.
Rhetoric is cheap. Congressional Voting Records speak louder than words.
NO Combat Veteran should be surprised when the next McVeigh, Congressional Baseball Team, or Las Vegas Sniper Incident occurs. Bound to happen. Just a matter of time . . .
We have now reached the next accelerated phase of our country falling apart. Country before Party. Principles before Personalities. Always.
Want to REALLY fix the VA? The next SecVA needs to be a former Enlisted Man with a few serious axes to grind against the VA and the AFGE. Apparently, Former Flag Officers and SES appointed Civilians can’t cut the mustard . . .
Maybe a SINCERELY MOTIVATED Gunnery Sergeant or Chief Petty Officer CAN.
Anyone in “modern day” Washington have the cojones to take on that challenge?
1973 – 1976 USMC
1978 – 1993 USN
Off Topic – – – But most likely occurs in the VA. Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein, got the well deserved boot from his own business that he created. A Thought; With Weinstein’s notoriety, plus he has been in the news long enough, so that all the executives of women’s groups would stand-up and cry foul. Even the MSM hasn’t made any Commentaries on Weinstein’s ongoing destructing behavior against women. Double standards in news reporting. How come the leadership of women’s groups aren’t saying poo? – – – Nutter.
Have you heard about this from last Friday 10/06/2017?
A top Democratic Senator was just indicted on multiple charges of trying to “Bribery a State Supreme Court Justice!”
His name; “Pigeon!” How appropriate is that!
He’s facing a total of eight crimes. He’s not only going to a state court, he’s also going to a federal court!
The reason behind him going to two separate courts is because, the defense attorneys got the emails, (there’s a case of pesky emails used by a Democrat again), thrown out in the State court, proving he bribed that judge! So the feds said, ok! He’ll have to be tried in the federal court so those pesky emails can be used against him!
Weinstein has been molesting women for over 30 years.
Weinstein has been making huge donations to Democrats over 30 years.
There’s your answer.
Weinstein is quite the piggy.
The VA isn’t truly interested in gaining our trust, by providing BASIC QUALITY CARE STANDARDS when practicing medicine, nor is VA concerned about how the SLOW CLAIMS PROCESS affects Veterans, and unjustifiably REDUCING VETERANS ORIGINAL COMPENSATION AWARDS without proper reviews.
The VA is running amuck. The stench contained in the weekday articles, about almost anything imaginable in corruption, fraud, theft, etc., has been documented and published. Someone whom speaks to POTUS’s ear, is outright lying to him, or POTUS has some other reason for not, at least, checking out the cry’s of foul pertaining to the VA. Everyday something goes wrong, and the taxpayers monies are wasted, trickling down to the improper care of Veterans, medically and filing claims. The VA is pathetic.
I’ll say this again. There is much waste that is occurring in the VA. It is quite feasible, to find areas of cost reduction of 1% through the VA Distribution of Medical Supplies and Services, and the Processes involved in Claims.
Lets review the numbers; $180 Billion x .01 (1%) = $1.8 Billion.
That is a lot of money that’s equated to more services for Veterans, or in the VA’s heart-set, more bonuses for the VA employees who found the cost saving areas. You know how the VA’s Shithead “Shitty” Shulkin and cronies do business.
Maybe the VA should buy its own fleet of aircraft (non military), so that Veterans can use the Choice or CARE program, and then be able to see doctors all over the Country. I don’t know. Damn, do something to really show Veterans that the VA truly does care about our health and welfare. It truly isn’t happening in many of the VA’s Medical Centers and Clinics.
And, due to each VA Medical Centers Executives talk and have meeting together, I’d bet that the practice of creating off-the-books ER Departments is happening in other facility’s of the VA.
And to those who believe that Veterans are whiners, you have no idea what your basing your assumption on. – – – Nutter.
“Maybe the VA should buy its own fleet of aircraft (non military), so that Veterans can use the Choice or CARE program, and then be able to see doctors all over the Country.”
Sounds like a good idea for the veteran – – – BUT – – – this is the VA we are discussing. Fat Tuna Beast Nurses on the Engorged PURPLE teams will all draw numbers out of a hat to see who CARE(s) to be the CHOICE Nurse-Practitioner that accompanies Shithead Shulkin on his next series of “VA Business Meetings” in either Sydney, Australia or whatever he missed in Europe the first trip. Maybe the “Tour de France” ?????
I can see it now . . . A private business jet, Truffles, Bicycle Racing, and Tuna Beast Nurses. Sounds erotic, don’t you think? And ALL on the taxpayers dime!
Perhaps they should just buy a shitload of “economy class” tickets through Expedia – – – then pass them out to veterans (One Round-Trip Monthly) to use.
The VA would only bastardize their own airlines. How? VA bean counters would see no need for industrial shredders when you can just eliminate an entire Veteran by pretending to be a Crow As A Choice Airlines (CAACA) and “drop-off” Vet to each of their terminal velocity destinations.
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