Treating veterans is very expensive. I would hate to look at the projections the actuaries and accountants come up with each quarter at Veterans Affairs. At best they are a wash of nonsensical numbers. At worst (maybe not even the worst) the VA is actively factoring these people dying waiting for treatment.
My bet, and it’s only my bet, is that it’s a little bit of both. Regardless the Veterans Affairs administration appears to be nearly as sick as many of the veterans. It’s an organization which needs – is calling out for – massive and fundamental reform. The problem is this “reform” will be created by the Executive Branch and Congress.
And remember, there are people in power who would love to move the general American population into a health system more like that at the VA. This my friends is “single payer” healthcare for you.
Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.
The VA’s inspector general found that out of about 800,000 records stalled in the agency’s system for managing health care enrollment, there were more than 307,000 records that belonged to veterans who had died months or years in the past…
…The report adds that an internal VA investigation in 2010 found staffers had hidden veterans’ applications in their desks so they could process them at a later time, but human resources later recommended the staffers responsible not be disciplined.