Admin Ralph E WallSr commented on Bill Crum's group "Commonwealth of Virginia" on Tea Party Command Center
Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 4.28.14
My Congressman from 9th District
Monday, April 28, 2014 –
Government-Run Health Care Fails Some Patients
Recent reports by CNN Investigations indicate that delays in basic medical screenings at various Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals or clinics may have caused serious injuries or led to the deaths of a number of veterans throughout the country. According to CNN, at least 40 died while waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
Many of those were reportedly placed on a secret waiting list, "...part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor..."
CNN noted, "It is unclear whether anyone responsible at the VA has been fired, demoted or even admonished for the delays in care and treatment." Some may have even been given bonuses for their work.
These reports are deeply disturbing, and, if proven true, are unacceptable. It is imperative that the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and other committees with jurisdiction over the VA continue looking into delays in care, mismanagement, and lack of accountability at VA facilities throughout the country.
Failures of government-run health care programs like this are why many of us oppose Obamacare.
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