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knew more than 5 yrs ago..va wait time
05-20-2014, 04:56 PM #1
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The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal.

Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldn’t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting.

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05-20-2014, 05:10 PM #2
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President Barack Obama has increased the Department of Veterans Affairs’ budget each year since he took office, claiming the funds would give veterans the health care they deserve. However, an analysis of records show the agency has spent close to $500 million on office furniture under the Obama administration.

This upcoming fiscal year Obama requested a 3 percent increase for the Veterans Affairs budget. Obama’s FY 2015 budget request points out he has increased the VA discretionary budget by 35.2 percent since 2009 so veterans continue to access necessary services.

“VA’s 2015 budget provides the necessary resources to allow us to serve our veterans who selflessly served our nation,” stated the president’s FY 2015 budget.

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05-20-2014, 05:16 PM #3
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(05-20-2014, 05:10 PM)j browsing Wrote:  an analysis of records show the agency has spent close to $500 million on office furniture under the Obama administration.

lmao.gif Sitting on your ass in the lap of luxury beats messing around with those old gawd damn soldiers. Interesting policy.

05-20-2014, 05:17 PM #4
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Some things never change...


05-20-2014, 05:38 PM #5
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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My VA facility must be the outlier.

Usually when I call for an appointment (check up) I am asked if I want to come in the same day! I live a couple of hours away, so that's not possible, but I have never had to "wait" for an appointment.

Granted, it's the old hurry up and wait mentality ~ but ya' gotta remember ALL test results (blood, urine, x-ray, etc.) come back to the doc WHILE I am at the hospital ~ so there's no waiting in that regard, other than waiting while there for the various specialty tests.

I know from speaking to others that many vets live near a hospital in South Carolina or Tennessee, but make the drive to the facility I use. (There are actually two VA hospitals/facilities in Augusta, Georgia.)

The Augusta facilities are top notch and the staff are all respectful and can't do enough for you. A lot of the docs there these days are not stricly 'VA' docs ~ they continue their private practice and work the VA a few days a week. (I think there's some benefit for them to do that with the new healthcare laws???) So perhaps that might be a reason, I dunno ~ but so far, I can't bitch about the quality of care I've received.

A couple of buds also use the Augusta facility, one extensively for some serious health issues and they both will tell you the same as I have.
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05-20-2014, 09:38 PM #6
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Its all about supply and demand, you live in some low class suburbs, then thats the ttpe of care you get! It all depends where in the country you live and how congested it is with traffic and people! I feel big cities are getting overwhelmed with people that nothing can get done and then falls apart and gets corrupted!



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