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This site is dedicated to helping Veterans,  especially Homeless Veterans find they help they need and opening up the VA to public scrutiny…

I know that you are as angry as I am about the recent scandals rocking the VA…

We also realize this is nothing new.  After the Revolutionary War, for instance, payments promised by Congress to disabled veterans were left up to the states, and only a few thousand of those who served ever received anything, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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An audit, a system wide review of  access, was done. Here are some excerpts from the audit…

Efforts to meet needs of Veterans (and clinicians) led to an overly complicated scheduling process that resulted in high potential to create confusion among scheduling clerks and front-line supervisors. Meeting a 14 day wait-time performance target for new appointments was simply not attainable given the ongoing challenge of finding sufficient provider slots to accommodate a growing demand for services. Imposing this expectation on the field before ascertaining required resources and its ensuing broad promulgation represent an organizational leadership failure.

 

[ Re: “finding sufficient provider slots”   In english, this really means “We don’t have enough doctors and other personnel to serve the people who need help…]    [my translation]

 

This system was a failure from it’s inception. 

Overall, 13% of scheduling staff interviewed indicated they received instruction to enter in the “Desired Date” field a date different from that the Veteran had requested.  At least one instance of such practices was identified in 64% of Phase One VA facilities.

7-8% of scheduling staff indicated they used alternatives to the Electronic Wait List (EWL) or VISTA package. At least one of such instance was identified in 62% of facilities.

Information indicates that in some cases, pressures were placed on schedulers to utilize inappropriate practices in order to make Waiting Times appear more favorable. Such practices are sufficiently pervasive to require VA re-examine its entire Performance Management system

(Speaks for itself…)

YOU CAN READ THE  AUDIT SUMMARY  HERE

YOU CAN READ THE ENTIRE AUDIT HERE

Since its’ inception, the VA has been riddled with corruption and incompetence.

Even when “investigations” and “Audits” were conducted, most of the findings were not reported to the public.

Efforts to resolve the problems were short circuited by the VA’s stonewalling and evasion of the issues.

People installed to fix the problems were found to be just as corrupt and incompetent as the people they replaced.  And the problem just goes on and on and on….

In my opinion, the main cause of the problem is that the VA was created in the image of a government that is as bloated, corrupt and incompetent as it is.

One of the main reasons that this has continued is the lack of an oversight  that is independent of the VA.

Investigators are asking the wrong people to find out what the problem is. They’re asking the VA…

They should be asking the people who are directly affected, Veterans,  rather than the ones who are causing the problem…

THAT’S WHAT THIS SITE IS ABOUT

On this site veterans will be able to report problems they are having with the VA …We’ll have a page for each state and eventually for each VA facility…Problems will be open to scrutiny by the press, the public, congressional staff and anyone else who wishes to visit the site…

Once we get set up,  we will be reporting problems directly to the people responsible for fixing the problem …and their response , or lack of it,  to  the press and congressmen in that state and to VA national Headquarters..

No president or VA official or congressman would ever again be able to say “I didn’t know”…No VA official in any capacity would EVER AGAIN be able to hide his corruption and incompetence behind a VA stonewall…

This idea coupled with the immediate removal of civil service protections for any VA employee except for those directly providing services to a Veteran (in other words anyone in a supervisory position) would go a long way toward solving problems that Veterans are experiencing now…

As pages for the states are finished, they will be brought on line..please have patience as we build the site…

Each state will have a page for the various VA facilities in the state…There will be as much information on each facility as we can find…

Each state, and eventually each facility will have it’s own monitor…Those folks will be the contact when a Vet has a problem and needs help…Contact forms for the facility will be forwarded to these monitors , and they will help the Vet out any way we can…The monitors will also have contact info that the monitor and Vet can use to obtain help…

This is your site…use it to express your opinions,  good and bad, RANT if you want,  within limits of civility,  report problems you are having with the VA,  and suggestion solutions if you have them…

The VA is changing and we, each of us,  will be responsible for monitoring the changes as they happen and getting that info to the people responsible …

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  1. I think this is very good , I like the layout it is self explained.I really like the picture of the boots it touch your heart.I greetings card for different occasions and I did one with boots with socks hanging off the side. I will send you a picture of it.

    Hope you have good luck with your website.It is so important that our service men get the support that they need.So glad to hear from you. Joyce

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