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Rethinking VA hospitals


POSTED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:50pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 4:38pm

In my opinion, there needs to be a lot of house cleaning and restructuring at government agencies. However, one agency which really needs to be scoured is the Veterans Affairs and those running veteran's hospitals.

If there is one group of people who deserve the very best from the American people, it's veterans. We treat them like hired help. Please tote that rifle and step through those mines, but when we are done with you, get out.

It's true. I have never heard one veteran who reports a great experience.

That being said of course, I'm not talking about the employees who work there. I means the folks running it at the top.

In case you didn't know, there is a veterans hospital in Arizona where 40 patients have died. The investigation continues, but on the books, it's supposed to look as if everything was done by the book.

Local Congressman Louie Gohmert was quoted in CNS News saying, "This isn't just negligence we're talking about. This is intentional misconduct - putting our nation's veterans on secret lists where they die," .

Gohmert said that Congress will hold hearings, but that hearings won't be enough. No, it won't. Forty Americans die waiting for care and there is not outrage?

Gohmert warns due to Obamacare, all Americans will be vulnerable to this type of neglect, He said, "This is what some of us had feared for the rest of the nation. This is where socialized medicine goes; this is where Obamacare is going. People going on lists, the panel lists procedures you get, or don't get, at what ages."

I think this ought to scare the heck out of everyone.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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News flash... Nurse says Obamcare is a KILLER. (Time magazine of all places.) Amy Dertz, a RN, writes a whole article about the pitfalls and dangerousness of Obamacare.

Hope for change in 2014. Lets vote dems out and let them go on Obamacare.

Breaking news.. High percentage of Obamacare enrollees are on subsidies (taxpayer paid) or have not paid their premiums. Only 23 percent are the young.

Bankruptcy of Obamacare is assured (by bankrupting the insurance companies.) Cash flow will be it's downfall.


Obamacare DOES have 'for profit' insurance.. AND now we find the VA (GOVERNMENT) hospitals routinely kill off old Vets by making them wait... and that surely IS A DEATH PANEL! Obama style.

Hope for big change in 2014. Polls show Republicans have a 47-43 lead on the generic congressional ballot.

and the ACA has eliminated most of the for profit insurance companies death panels...thanks President Obama

but don.. Obamacare is about insurance.. thus death panels.

No deaf.. I am admitting that the for PROFIT INSURANCE Companies have had death panels from the begining NOT Obamacare?

So don.. are you admitting Obamacare has death panels?

Not at all, there is no such language in the ACA. If you think there is , what section and page is it on

It is ok with neal and gohmert for a private company to operate "Death Panels" to turn a profit. It is all about making money to them and the GOP

"Death Panels"???? We have had "Death Panels" all along but the insurance companies were controlling them based on profits. The ACA has taken 7 million Americans off of the insurance company "Death Panels".

Where have you been Neal? Ever heard of Laser eye surgery for cataracts? Well that's not what vets get. Ever heard of stints for heart blockage? Well that's not what vets get. If you're a vet you're better off never telling anyone at work. You should lie, tell them you're a civilian and get on the company insurance plan. That way you'll get the newest and best care. You'll pay for it, but at least you'll get it. Congress treats vets like disposable lighters, they use us up and throw us away.

The VA is just a forerunner of Obamacare.

That is 'government' medicine.

Hope for change in 2014. Lets vote dems out and let them go to the VA hospitals.

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