Congress growing impatient on inquiry...

Congress growing impatient on inquiry in VA deaths

There are 22 comments on the WINK-TV Fort Myers story from May 16, 2014, titled Congress growing impatient on inquiry in VA deaths. In it, WINK-TV Fort Myers reports that:

Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 May 16, 2014
Who's running the show - Obama?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#2 May 16, 2014
RustyS wrote:
Who's running the show - Obama?
It.'s Barack Hussein Obama's fault. Everyone should recognize that, It's his gig, the blame goes with him. Get it fixed.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#3 May 16, 2014
Calm down everyone! The Death Panels will solve the problems soon. Just give them a chance to work. In time, we'll have no more of those parasitic veterans and useless eaters draining our resources!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#4 May 16, 2014
Now congress knows how we feel as veterans!!! About time, they woke up!
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#5 May 16, 2014
another inquiry leading to
inquiry boards and
inspectors and
committees and
board to read findings
and
congressional hearings
all to end up stating ..... we found nothing wrong
just like all the alphabet agencies in the past few years

DOJ .. DHS .. ATF .. FBI .. IRS .. EPA
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#6 May 16, 2014
lolol wrote:
another inquiry leading to
inquiry boards and
inspectors and
committees and
board to read findings
and
congressional hearings
all to end up stating ..... we found nothing wrong
just like all the alphabet agencies in the past few years
DOJ .. DHS .. ATF .. FBI .. IRS .. EPA
I had to go in front of a board to get an electric wheelchair approved. The board did not approve my wheelchair but Medicare did. How and why? I cannot walk like a normal person, live life like a normal person and need to depend on a caregiver for help but no help from any of these boards for the quality of living!!!!

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#7 May 16, 2014
The Mad Man wrote:
Now congress knows how we feel as veterans!!! About time, they woke up!
Agreed, now all they have to do is convince the Commander in Chief and Shinseki to actually do something instead of passing the buck.
USA Today

Kenosha, WI

#8 May 16, 2014
"Congress Hell," congress is the problem, refusing the needed funding for V.A. facilities. Politicians of all parties promise funding before they get elected. But then later ignore the promises they made. I wonder the reaction if our military troops all walked off the job, demanding better benefits.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#9 May 16, 2014
This is the quintessential left wing liberal socialist answer! Not enough money! Boo Hoo! Congress is NOT the problem! The problem is liberal thieves who divert resources by the truckload. No one wants to admit that the govt pigs are getting rich pointing their fingers at congress and big business. Take a look around, people!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
USA Today wrote:
"Congress Hell," congress is the problem, refusing the needed funding for V.A. facilities. Politicians of all parties promise funding before they get elected. But then later ignore the promises they made. I wonder the reaction if our military troops all walked off the job, demanding better benefits.
Microhut Clowns

Greenfield, IN

#10 May 16, 2014
RustyS wrote:
Who's running the show - Obama?
;-00h, still watching show? RustyS!! there"s no SHOW or SO?!!! ;-00r Show-So?!!! ;-00
Microhut Clowns

Greenfield, IN

#11 May 16, 2014
TerryE wrote:
This is the quintessential left wing liberal socialist answer! Not enough money! Boo Hoo! Congress is NOT the problem! The problem is liberal thieves who divert resources by the truckload. No one wants to admit that the govt pigs are getting rich pointing their fingers at congress and big business. Take a look around, people!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
<quoted text>
Terri;) you is mocking VA dead beecause they vote for it???;-00h, U is brightier!!;)

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#12 May 17, 2014
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>It.'s Barack Hussein Obama's fault. Everyone should recognize that, It's his gig, the blame goes with him. Get it fixed.
Government accused of hiding long hospital waiting lists...
DAMAGE CONTROL: VA forces retiring official to resign....Another Obama failure that nothing is done to other than let them resign. Scandal ten..........the gift that keeps on giving.

VETERANS SCANDAL RISKS ENGULFING OBAMA , who is commander in thief..........risk, what a hoot.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#13 May 17, 2014
Why did you think so? I'm alluding to the arrogance of the bureaucrats running the system and those who deny the existence of anything resembling a "Death Panel". This is part of the situation when you put the govt in charge of health care, the natural emergence of some type of "Death Panels" to reduce the numbers. We see this in Britain with their NHS. It will take some time to emerge with Obamacare, but we're seeing it it 's presence with the VA, a much older and more evolved system.
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
Microhut Clowns wrote:
<quoted text>
Terri;) you is mocking VA dead beecause they vote for it???;-00h, U is brightier!!;)
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#14 May 17, 2014
TerryE wrote:
Why did you think so? I'm alluding to the arrogance of the bureaucrats running the system and those who deny the existence of anything resembling a "Death Panel". This is part of the situation when you put the govt in charge of health care, the natural emergence of some type of "Death Panels" to reduce the numbers. We see this in Britain with their NHS. It will take some time to emerge with Obamacare, but we're seeing it it 's presence with the VA, a much older and more evolved system.
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
<quoted text>
Your point about a 'death panel' is taken but from my experience, this death panel is in the disability claims and intern care that make decisions without the attending doctors advise. Even more, is the idea that veterans have to wait for health care and WHY is that? To reduce the numbers.
I have worked in the VA healthcare system and WW1 vets and WW2 vets are now unheard of or obsolete. Once they rated intelligent care and now since their numbers are down, why care?
I remember hearing from my supervisor about a serviceman from the gulf war that was coming to our VA for care. I was told to 'push him through without delay' and I asked her why this veteran requires 'special handling'. Her response was ,'that's the orders from the top'.
I wrote to her supervisor in an email about this situation and never received a response back because she knew I would take this higher and I did.
This is just one experience in my years at the VA. Many more to tell, like the THREE FBI investigations it took to solve the mystery of what happened to a dead patients money. The first two investigations failed because either not enough evidence or the evidence was shredded already but the third investigation revealed two clerks were involved with getting signatures from management. One clerk rolled over on the other and received 'house detention' while the other clerk got 8 months in a federal prison AND management was never touched even though their signature was on the paperwork!!!
Figure that out???

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#15 May 17, 2014
You have outlined the problem beautifully! The convenience killing of those who are powerless to help themselves. Making bureaucratic decisions based upon things other than medical advice. And other patients being pushed aside to make accommodations for the politically connected. Thanks for posting this!
In five years, no one will want this "Obamacare"
Regards, Terri
The Mad Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Your point about a 'death panel' is taken but from my experience, this death panel is in the disability claims and intern care that make decisions without the attending doctors advise. Even more, is the idea that veterans have to wait for health care and WHY is that? To reduce the numbers.
I have worked in the VA healthcare system and WW1 vets and WW2 vets are now unheard of or obsolete. Once they rated intelligent care and now since their numbers are down, why care?
I remember hearing from my supervisor about a serviceman from the gulf war that was coming to our VA for care. I was told to 'push him through without delay' and I asked her why this veteran requires 'special handling'. Her response was ,'that's the orders from the top'.
I wrote to her supervisor in an email about this situation and never received a response back because she knew I would take this higher and I did.
This is just one experience in my years at the VA. Many more to tell, like the THREE FBI investigations it took to solve the mystery of what happened to a dead patients money. The first two investigations failed because either not enough evidence or the evidence was shredded already but the third investigation revealed two clerks were involved with getting signatures from management. One clerk rolled over on the other and received 'house detention' while the other clerk got 8 months in a federal prison AND management was never touched even though their signature was on the paperwork!!!
Figure that out???

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#16 May 17, 2014
RustyS wrote:
Who's running the show - Obama?
If you were twice as clever as you think you are, you'd still be a maroon.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#17 May 17, 2014
TerryE wrote:
Calm down everyone! The Death Panels will solve the problems soon. Just give them a chance to work. In time, we'll have no more of those parasitic veterans and useless eaters draining our resources!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
You must have won a lot of popularity contests back at the reformatory.

VIVA DEAD PEOPLE !

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#18 May 17, 2014
TerryE wrote:
This is the quintessential left wing liberal socialist answer! Not enough money! Boo Hoo! Congress is NOT the problem! The problem is liberal thieves who divert resources by the truckload. No one wants to admit that the govt pigs are getting rich pointing their fingers at congress and big business. Take a look around, people!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
<quoted text>
Now now, Terry. If you promise to behave, we'll re-pad your cell in fresh new colors of spring.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#19 May 17, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Government accused of hiding long hospital waiting lists...
DAMAGE CONTROL: VA forces retiring official to resign....Another Obama failure that nothing is done to other than let them resign. Scandal ten..........the gift that keeps on giving.
VETERANS SCANDAL RISKS ENGULFING OBAMA , who is commander in thief..........risk, what a hoot.
Isn't it fun to make up your own headlines, Le Moonfish? No one to account to, no concern for such constraints as the truth. Yeehah!

CHLOROFORM RISKS ENGULFING LE JIMBO!

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#20 May 18, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>If you were twice as clever as you think you are, you'd still be a maroon.
Yep, be right up there with you and Obama......one scoop or two.

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