TWO YEARS LATER, WAIT TIME MANIPULATION CONTINUES

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Two years after the Wait List Scandal broke in Phoenix and after umpteem hearings and much media attention, the VA still doesn’t have it’s act together.

According to this article in USA Today, the GAO,  the VA’s own watchdog has found that “Ongoing scheduling problems continue to affect the reliability of wait-time data”

[An excerpt]

The GAO said the VA has taken a “piecemeal approach” to addressing the problems since the wait-time scandal broke in 2014 in Phoenix, where schedulers falsified wait times and at least 40 veterans died awaiting care. But the agency needs to take comprehensive action, the GAO concluded in its audit, which stretched from January 2015 through last month.

Auditors found schedulers at three of the six medical centers they reviewed had improperly changed dates so the VA system falsely showed shorter or zero wait times. In a review of scheduling records for 60 individual veterans at those three centers, they found improper scheduling in 15  — or 25% — of the appointments.

 

[Read the article here]http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/18/va-hasnt-fixed-wait-time-problems-gao-finds/83045046/   

So…two years later…it’s business as usual.  The VA continues to stonewall congress and Veterans with excuses and VA babeleese and still wiggles furiously to maintain the status quo…even stooping to  the most audacious tactic of all…using the wait list scandal to beg congress for more money…

The cure to the wait list problem is simple…

Fire em…

Fire any employee who is found to be manipulating wait lists in any way…

And…fire their boss….

Fire any supervisor who has allowed OR engaged in the manipulation…

Fire the supervisors bosses too…

Any Hospital Administrator at a hospital where wait list manipulating has happened is either incompetent or complicit…and should also lose their job…

I firmly believe the manipulation will CONTINUE until this action is taken and VA employees realize that if they fiddle with wait lists THEY WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS

If the VA can’t fire employees that are incompetent or won’t follow the clear direction from congress to do it right because of civil service protections or the union then…REMOVE THAT PROTECTION AND THE UNION because they don’t deserve the protection…With proper whistleblower protection the unions aren’t needed…

To replace them,  hire and train Veterans who need jobs, including Homeless Vets…who better to know how important it is for Vets to receive timely and correct appointments…

How much training does it take to sit at a computer,  answer a phone and enter an appointment in a computer… CORRECTLY?…What takes training time is to teach them how to manipulate the system…

Do you agree that the system needs to be changed?  Please comment below…

I think that the only the VA will change is to be forced…and the only people that can do that is the people that hole the purse strings…congress…

And the only thing congress cares about is

GETTING RE-ELECTED

 

It’s time for a

Nation Veterans Action Committee

 

And Here’s a page on my site that explains it:

http://donavantwebsites.com/veterans-political-action-committee/

And here’s where you can go to support the effort:

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3038449&ty=h&alert=1

If you want to start you own Veteran’s Action Committee,  contact me HERE :

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So…Don’t just “like” or “share”  those get the word out but don’t actually accomplish anything…

Comment… support the effort by becoming a Patron..or start you own Veteran’s Action Committee

Are you happy with Vets dying every day?

THEN DO SOMETHING…Don’t just sit there.

One thought on “TWO YEARS LATER, WAIT TIME MANIPULATION CONTINUES”

  1. I’m making this comment myself to remind you that “like” and “share” are nice and do help get the word out…BUT if you actually want to accomplish something you have to do more…

    Comment below…Become a Patron…Start a Veteran’s Action Committee in your county or state…

    DO SOMETHING besides sit there and complain…

    Doing nothing…accomplishes nothing…

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