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A second Veterans Affairs Hospital is accused of keeping a secret waiting list

May 15, 2014

  We all read the horrific story about the 40 veterans who died while allegedly being place on a secret waiting list which was designed to hide how inefficient the hospital was. Now, if this story is true, a second Veterans Affairs Hospital is also guilt of creating a secret waiting list–this time in Chicago.

  Here is more:

A Chicago-area Veterans Affairs Hospital has allegedly been maintaining secret waiting lists to conceal how long patients have to wait before being seen by a physician, adding to the growing list of complaints leveled at the Department of Veterans Affairs, CBS News reported.

A social worker and employee at the Hines VA Medical Center in Illinois, Germaine Clarno, told CBS there are secret waiting lists from “all over the hospital,” including inpatient, outpatient, surgery, and radiology departments, designed to give the false impression that veterans are being seen within the mandated two-week maximum.

  And the report, which you can watch below, also states that the reason hospital officials are interested in keeping the waiting period down is because they receive bonuses for short waiting periods. Bonuses vs veterans healthcare–bonuses win out I guess.

  I have a feeling this is just the beginning and there is more of this which will be revealed as we learn more about what has been happening. Oh, and by the way, this is what we can all expect once the government realizes its goal of single-payer healthcare.

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2014 6:43 am

    Why investigate the VA? The Va is a microcosm of everything we already know about the government and its bureaocracy. The current clown in charge will be shuffled out and rewarded with a pension of biblical proportions and a new arrogant uninterested career political hack administrator will he shuffled in. This government has the Midas touch: everything it touches turns to mufflers.

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    • May 15, 2014 6:55 am

      You are correct and the unfortunate thing is that eventually we will all be under the same basic system.

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      • zip permalink
        May 15, 2014 12:17 pm

        The ones who ‘won’t’ be under this are the corrupt rulers, those who protect them and upcoming DHS pawns.The very ones – arrogant ‘selfies’ – are exalted and those who could do something worth anything, stamped down and out. Utopia for only the creepy few. Opposite of what’s being taught to the new generation or promoted in & thru propaganda media.

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      • May 15, 2014 8:54 pm

        Yep, there will be a two tier system; one for the rulers and one for the ruled.

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  2. May 15, 2014 7:05 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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  3. May 15, 2014 3:26 pm

    Something to tag to this, I wonder how many ‘Vets’ will be attending this:

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  4. Dr. Jeff permalink
    May 15, 2014 6:14 pm

    Problems with the V.A. have been ongoing since at least the Viet Nam era. While there have been multiple attempts over the decades to improve it, they just haven’t worked.

    It’s really the primary problem with any government run organization that is intended to work with the public. No matter how many detailed policies your produce outlining how something should be done, the process of detailed policies pretty much guarantees that the outcome will always be substandard.

    It’s the basic problem with any government healthcare program.

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    • May 15, 2014 8:56 pm

      Yes, the biggest problem with the VA is the fact it is government run for we all know what happens when the government runs anything. And this is the perfect example…..

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  5. May 15, 2014 7:32 pm

    Dang if I know, to coin a phrase spoken by Susan Rice regarding Benghazi. I watched the VA hearing today. Why he is still in place is a disgrace to our veterans.

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  6. May 15, 2014 10:17 pm

    Reblogged this on disturbeddeputy and commented:
    40 deaths in the administration’s war against our vets. They may not be using guns, but they’re killing vets all the same.

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  7. May 15, 2014 11:52 pm

    VA cooking the books? Fellow veterans and friends, meet the VA Chief Cook: the Honorable Secretary Shinseki himself. He only puts his signature on the Big One though and that’s the VA’s Annual Financial Reports to Congress and OMB. He’s been cooking the financial books right under the noses of the Chairmen and members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Anyone interested on the analysis I did for the Congress, give me a contact information with your reply to this post.

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