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VA officials should be held accountable

May 8, 2014

Members of Congress should apply a simple test to the American Legion's demand that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two high-ranking subordinates resig....

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May-08-14 11:57 AM

Waiting for the VA. As Vet who uses the VA. I have found they are setup to handle long term health issues. The VA does an outstanding job with these issues. They are unable to care for short term issues. It takes the VA 90 days to plan for anything. The “catch 22” person cannot have both Basic Medicare and VA coverage, This means that Vet who chose VA coverage cannot use they Medicare part “B” for short medical care. That’s why I have maintained private Medicare Advance Insurance. So I can get the short term medical care I need. Should what starts out as a short term issues become a long term issues the VA will then take over the care after 90days.

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May-08-14 10:58 AM

During the push for the ACA the practices of the VA were held up as a "model" for what a government sponsored health plan would be like for the general population. People who opposed the ACA mentioned the word "death panels" and were met with ridicule from those on the left. I guess those people on the left were correct. There aren't going to be "death panels" per se, but rather only "secret" waiting lists where people will go to die.

Welcome to your future. If our government can't even give our much deserving veterans the health care the so richly deserve how do you expect them to treat the rest of us everyday citizens ?

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