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Old December 1st, 2016, 10:18 AM   #46
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One thing, what do you guys feel the problem is with the VA. My personal opinion is that its a lack of accountability, its the same problem with the Gov. as a whole.
Yes, lack of accountability and also lack of consistency and too many layers of bureaucracy, between Local, State and Regional facilities.
Doctors' recommendations often seem to be subject to review/rejection by Non-Doctor 'Administrators'.

Not enough Doctors and Nurses at the CBOC's(Community Based Outpatient Clinics)and out-dated and inadequate Clinics.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 07:47 PM   #47
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I understand that Pete Hegseth and Sen Scott Brown are also being considered for the job. I believe Brown is also a vet, I know Hegseth is and I see him on FOX often and I always like what he has to say. Brown was a bit of a disappointment in the Senate I am afraid, but I like him otherwise.

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this position should be filled with a Veteran.
I really and truly don't see why. The position has been filled many times with veterans, with the result of the VA getting worse each time.

From my own observations, there are too many people who work for the VA with the mindset that the government owes them something for nothing, instead of the mindset of service. This results in veterans not getting the care they deserve. Those same people aren't afraid to get fired, because they know they won't be, barring any necessity for becoming a scapegoat.

An effective VA secretary only needs to be willing to reduce bureaucracy and terminate employees who shouldn't be there.

As for Palin, she was a good CIC to the Alaska National Guard and she has immediate family who are combat veterans. I do believe she has the potential to execute the office with passion, should she desire to do so.

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I really and truly don't see why. The position has been filled many times with veterans, with the result of the VA getting worse each time.

From my own observations, there are too many people who work for the VA with the mindset that the government owes them something for nothing, instead of the mindset of service. This results in veterans not getting the care they deserve. Those same people aren't afraid to get fired, because they know they won't be, barring any necessity for becoming a scapegoat.

An effective VA secretary only needs to be willing to reduce bureaucracy and terminate employees who shouldn't be there.

As for Palin, she was a good CIC to the Alaska National Guard and she has immediate family who are combat veterans. I do believe she has the potential to execute the office with passion, should she desire to do so.
I think the best pick would be Romney, not that he would take the job

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Old December 1st, 2016, 09:45 PM   #50
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I really and truly don't see why. The position has been filled many times with veterans, with the result of the VA getting worse each time.
Yeah I don't see why it needs one either.

The current guy was IIRC in the 82nd Airborne and a Duke University alumni and they VA is still screwing up, one of their offices just goofed and gave several hundred people hepatitis or something like that.

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Old December 2nd, 2016, 05:57 AM   #51
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I will say this one more time.

I absolutely believe that if the VA begins handing out Vouchers in lieu of VA treatement...
(Which the 'Choice' program essentially does, but on a supposedly Temporary basis catch-up basis only, and only when VA Medical services were not timely available within a Veteran's locale---and that 'Choice' program has been a huge bureaucratic mess!)
...that will in fact be the beginning of the end of VA Clinics and Hospitals.
If you are ok with that, fine.
But don't think we can have both, because eventually Congress will stop funding the VA in favor of Privatization and Vouchers and soon the VA will be even more under-funded in a continuous downward death spiral...

And, Palin, last year, after Shinseki resigned---specifically endorsed PERMANENT Vouchers OUTSIDE THE VA System!

So, I am Not Railing against Palin!

I AM firmly against ANYONE who wants to overtly, covertly, or consequentially Dismantle the VA Hospital System!
It Needs To Be FIXED, Not Eliminated!

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I'm for anyone who is willing to clean house. They need to rid the VA of incompetents, deadbeats and those who are gaming the system. If that takes an outsider, so be it.

I have always felt that the VA should only hire vets at the direct care level. When a vet walks into a facility, every staff member he meets should have already walked a mile in his boots, be the clerk, nurse or surgeon. Right now there are too many civilians running it like the DMV.

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I would like to see someone who has experience running a large system of hospitals.

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