Did Veterans Affairs Deliberately Help Soldiers Mess Up Their Paperwork and Delay Care?

There is evidence that the Veterans Affairs bureaucrats decided not to tell veterans what they needed to do to apply for care. You might remember the Pixar movie, “The Incredibles.” One of my favorite scenes was of Mr. Incredible’s job at an insurance agency. He was supposed to turn down claims whether they were legitimate or not. Ironically, I think the popular perception that movie tapped into was one reason why people were receptive to Obamacare as our savior from the insurance agencies. Read more […]

More Veterans Affairs Corruption in Colorado

A year after the scandal and Veterans Affairs corruption is still costing veterans and the public. Our veterans obviously need support and care. It is the obligation of the government that used these soldiers and, in many cases, put them in harm’s way, to provide for their medical needs. But just because government should do these things doesn’t mean that it is competent to do so. Just like the beneficiaries of our massive welfare state are not the poor who we are supposedly trying to help, Read more […]

VA Accountability Officer Has the Perfect Background

The VA Accountability Officer has experience that the government probably wants in a person doing that job. This story goes along with the one about the IRS ethics officer who was disbarred for ethics violations. As summarized by The Week, “VA’s accountability chief reportedly lost a past job over lack of accountability.” The VA’s deputy inspector general, Richard J. Griffin, reportedly left a position at the State Department over negligence which led to the death of 14 Iraqi civilians. Read more […]

The Next Veterans Affairs Scandal is Here

This will not be the last Veterans Affairs scandal until someone goes to prison. The Washington Times reports, Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats to cook their books and assert they were answering diligently President Obama’s call to reduce the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims. The memo was known inside the VA as “Fast Letter 13-10,” and a government watchdog said Wednesday Read more […]

VA Uses Private Medical Records against Whistleblowers

When the government has your private medical records, it will use them against you if it needs to do so. The headline at the Blaze says it all: “Shock Testimony: VA Officials Retaliate Against Whistleblowers by Illegally Accessing Their Medical Records.” This surprising testimony from Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner was delivered at a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing, which was called to discuss the problems whistleblowers face when they try to expose the ongoing failure of the Read more […]

Obamacare Provides Accessible Healthcare Just Like 2003

Accessible healthcare? No more than before, or worse. John Goodman spells it out at Forbes.com: By one estimate, 14 million people are newly insured because of the Affordable Care Act. In addition millions of others have more generous insurance, promising new benefits. So you might expect that doctors’ offices would be flooded with a host of new patients seeking more care than they had before. It’s not happening. To avoid the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, the recession, and the Read more […]

VA Scandal Continues: Sweetheart Auditor Assigned to Investigate Hospitals

Amid all the other horrible news, we can’t afford to forget about the VA scandal. The same government that punished whisteblowers for exposing how Veterans Affairs was failing our military is now displaying a new tactic—employing an investigator with a vested interest in making the VA look good. It turns out that these hospitals, with their secret waiting lists and suffering ex-soldiers who never received a timely appointment, had in some cases been inspected. Somehow they passed these Read more […]

Another VA Whistleblower: Under Investigation for Claiming Hospital Uses Off-the-Record Lists

Obama promised that whistleblowers would get special care and protection from his administration. We now see a conflict developing between Shea Wilkes and Overton-Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, in which Wilkes is facing hostility for being a whistleblower. How soon will the Obama Administration intervene and protect Wilkes? I’m not holding my breath either. (But it is good to see that we are getting constant reminders about this scandal.) Wilkes is claiming that, just Read more […]

Veteran Affairs Scandal Is Still Real and Must Not Be Forgotten!

The problem with President Barack Obama’s scandals is that news of one crowds out attention to one of the older ones. The Veteran Affairs scandal, for example, is something I often forget about. I know it is still a grave injustice and danger to veterans. But many other scandals squeeze it out of my thinking. Well here is something that might help keep it fresh! From CBS Boston: “I-Team: Acton Vet Finally Gets VA Doctor’s Appointment – 2 Years After He Died.” “He was steadfast. He Read more […]

VA Whistleblowers Deal With Federal Revenge

Why didn’t we hear about the VA scandal a lot sooner? Of course, many people knew about it but few people came to the media with detailed information about what was going on. On the one hand we see that many lacked the fear of God that would compel them to warn others. But on the other hand it was because the VA system would avenge itself on anyone who complained to higher authorities. Fox News reports, Dozens of Veterans Affairs workers who have come forward with stories of mismanagement and Read more […]

The Veteran Affairs Bureaucracy: High Pay With Fake Duties Warps the Human Soul

What happens when you overpay people to do very little—or worse, when you give them an official task that is impossible but expect them to earn their money by faking it? The evidence suggests that they become a more wicked and degraded version of themselves. People who are rewarded for non-productivity become warped and anti-social. According to the New York Times the initial media story has been confirmed by the VA Inspector General: …at least 1,700 veterans at the agency’s medical center Read more […]

Who Wants to Sign Up to Be Treated Worse than Terrorist Prisoners?

How many times can I say it? Why anyone would willingly choose to serve in today’s military is a total mystery to me. Now this editorial from Fox News makes an important observation: By now most American have heard about the VA’s infamous patient “secret wait lists” which reportedly contributed to the deaths of up to 40 veterans in the Phoenix area alone. Those patriots were American heroes who served our country proudly. Yet they were left to die waiting to see a doctor. Here’s another Read more […]