APPALLING: VA Report Shows 307,000 Veterans Died While Awaiting For Their Applications To Be Processed
This unconscionable, and utterly appalling report by The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General, acknowledges that as of September 2014, more than 307,000 pending ES records of veterans seeking medical care, or about 35% of all pending records, were deceased
In short they died waiting for their applications to be processed.
Call it what you will, “incompetence”, “callousness”, whatever, one thing is certain we can no longer tolerate this organization killing our servicemen, and both civil and criminal actions need to be taken against those government officials, at all levels of the food chain, regardless of who they are.
Moreover the 307,000 is a key number because it actually chronicles those veterans that may have died while waiting to get into the VA system.
Newsman Drew Griffin reporting for CNN said; “These are not veterans waiting for care; these are veterans who were applying for the privilege of waiting for care.”
One veteran’s unprocessed application was fourteen years old. We substantiated the third allegation that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions from the Workload Reporting and Productivity (WRAP) tool over the past 5 years.
As Rep. Jeff Miller pointed out when introducing legislation earlier this year, in an attempt to hold someone accountable, said; ”The VA has not fired any employees at all for wait time manipulation. In fact, VA has only attempted to discipline eight people for wait time manipulation.”
In short vets are dying at an alarming rate, while waiting to get their healthcare and no one within this administration seems to care. Inevitably every American will experience the same government mandated healthcare once ObamaCare is fully implemented in 2016.
In short these poor vets that are dying in mass numbers at the hands of government Bureaucrats have become the canaries in the mine, and the first to detect this administrations lethal bureaucracy, eventually if this continues without drastic reforms, we’ll all end up dying while waiting, on some outdated computer list, in some government office.
h/t: National Review