Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Death Panels reach the VA first

This has been brewing for over a week now, but here's how yet another disgrace under this President has unfolded thus far just this week...
"So, in truth, when it comes to the VA, Obama hasn’t done anything. Not one head has rolled. Not one person’s been punished here, folks. Forty veterans died in what is, to many people, the modern embodiment of the death panel. You had 40 veterans on a special waiting list and the government workers that pared that list down got a bonus for making the list shorter. How’d the list get shorter? Fewer people on it. How’d that happen? They died."

"People on these lists assume that they’re being moved ahead of the line. That’s the purpose of the secret list, that they’re going to really be taken care of. Because the backlog is so jammed, the line for treatment at the VA is so long that they’ve come up with this secret list business, and the people on that list think that they’re essentially being moved to the top of the class, or the head of the line, in front of the line. And they’re just being ignored.

Now, over a hundred people, if you add the Dayton Daily News story today, over a hundred people have died while on these lists. It’s simply unconscionable. So you have to ask, the natural assumption is that nobody wants these people to die, even if you add the death panel component, nobody wants these people to die, yet they are. At the very least what we’re dealing with here is a total inability to deal with this. And at worst it’s the death panel being done on purpose.

But no matter how you come down on this, I mean, some of you are not gonna want to believe the death panel aspect, even though the evidence is pretty clear. When you have government employees receiving salary bonuses for ostensibly saving money by virtue of shrinking the number of people on the list, how does that happen? How do people end up off the list and not treated? They pass away. And if you’re gonna have government employees bonused on that basis, then you would be not that far out of whack to assume there might be some death panel at work here."

Supposedly, Obama's 'mad as hell,' but many would beg to differ, even some from CNNparticular since this promise has persisted as a rehashed campaign promise over and over again...

So you see, HE KNEW! And per the WashingtonTimes, as far back as 2008!
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.
Here...from the jackass's own mouth. Listen as Obama professes that 'the true test of our patriotism' lies in how we treat our veterans. In usual form, he attempts to place blame solely on his predecessor; yet, as we've witnessed, has made NO IMPROVEMENTS under his regime...quite the contrary (H/t: Grabien)...

"At a time when we're facing the largest homecoming since the Second World War, the true test of our patriotism is whether we will serve our returning heroes as well as they've served us.

We know that over the last eight years, we've already fallen short of meeting this test. We all learned about the deplorable conditions that were discovered at places like Fort Bragg and Walter Reed. We've all walked by a veteran whose home is now a cardboard box on a street corner in the richest nation on Earth. We've all heard about what it's like to navigate the broken bureaucracy of the VA - the impossibly long lines, or the repeated calls for help that get you nothing more than an answering machine. Just a few weeks ago, an 89-year-old World War II veteran from South Carolina told his family, "No matter what I apply for at the VA, they turn me down." The next day, he walked outside of an Outpatient Clinic in Greenville and took his own life.

How can we let this happen? How is that acceptable in the United States of America? The answer is, it's not. It's an outrage. And it's a betrayal -- a betrayal -- of the ideals that we ask our troops to risk their lives for.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Not in this country. Not if we decide that this time will be different."
...I think the 'mad as hell' designation would better suit the family members of those vets who died on these backlogs...

FoxNation: Two family members of victims of the alleged scandal enveloping the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Jo Darling and Sally Barnes Breen, discussed their tragic situations with Sean Hannity.

Breen, whose father-in-law, died of bladder cancer while awaiting treatment from a VA Hospital, was asked whether she had a message for President Barack Obama regarding her situation.

“If he called me tonight, I’d simply say ‘You’re a liar. I don’t trust you…’ I believe he’s a part of it as well,” she said.
But as Rush accurately stated, Obama's fury doesn't fix anything...

"There’s no reform, is there? None of this has ever been addressed or fixed. It doesn’t have to be, because all that has to happen is the low-information voters are told Obama is livid, how could this happen? And, boy, whoever didn’t tell him this was going on, their heads are gonna roll.

The thing to take away from this, I mean, if you want to treat this VA thing seriously, this is exactly where we’re all headed. This is what Obamacare’s gonna be for everybody. The VA is just one small bureaucracy. Veterans Administration, medical benefits, care, treatment and so forth for a finite number of Americans, veterans, they can’t even do that. Forty of them died on a special waiting list in Phoenix just waiting for an appointment for a doctor. This is where Obamacare’s headed. There isn’t any evidence to the contrary, in fact, anywhere, that any bureaucracy runs what it oversees or regulates any better than the people that actually know that business in the private sector run it. There’s no evidence of this ever. This is what’s so flummoxing about people’s requests or demands that government fix the problems they make, they create, they cause."
Levin also weighed in last evening:
On Monday's Mark Levin Show: Mark talks about the V.A. hospital problems and mocks President Obama who says that he's madder than hell over the revelations about some of the unacceptable healthcare being given to our Vets. Mark says that if Obama cared about the Vets, he would have been doing something about it since coming into office in his 1st term. Instead, we have the federal government who can't even run or handle the V.A. hospitals, and yet our politicians think that restructuring our whole entire health system into Obamacare will be beneficial. We are going to have waiting lists, reduced quality and lack of access to doctors or specialists, because that is what a socialized healthcare system does.
We're witness to yet another disgrace on Obama's watch. One that seems to have no end as more and more information is revealed. But just to make matter even more infuriating is what was done just last week in a matter of days. While we've got veterans literally dying on these VA wait lists, the Pentagon found it appropriate to fasttrack a convicted traitor's transfer from a military prison to a civilian one just to get transgender disorder treatment so he can live out his incarceration as a woman! Has this government gone mad, America?! You know the answer...

Related links: RUSH: Imagine If Obama Had A ‘Secret List’ Of People On Food Stamps
Obama "Madder than Hell" Over VA, But Who Actually Has The Scars?
Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports
Did the VA Pay Out Bonuses for Screwing Veterans?
Betraying Our Veterans - Ben Carson On Hannity

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